Cross and Commissar: The Politics of Religion in Eastern Europe and the USSR (Hardback)Pedro Ramet (author)
Hardback Published: 01/06/1987
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"Anyone trying to understand... the recent history of Eastern Europe (including the Soviet Union) will find this book... extremely useful.... a common sense view of theory and historical study.... a successful product that both enlightens and informs." American Historical Review..". valuable reading." Journal of the American Academy of Religion..". welcome and insightful... " Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists"It is an important study that produces a fairly rich bounty of information about political-religious relationships, the tie between the church and state, and the influence of religious beliefs on society." Slavic Reviww..". deserves intensive attention by scholars... " Journal of Church and State"The book s strengths lie in its range, documentation, strongly analytical, and subtly nuanced treatment, consistent awareness of the complexity and dynamism of the various church-state relationships, and its generally judicious blend of theoretical and empirical aspects." History"Cross and Commissar is a sober, richly documented analysis that is useful and fascinating. It is well written, researched, and organized and fills an unfortunate lacuna in the literature in the area of church-state relations." The Annals of the American Academy"This monograph is a tour de force... " Modern Greek Studies YearbookCommunist regimes take an active stance vis-a-vis religion, framing religious policies with an eye toward broader political objectives. Cross and Commissar provides the first systematic, comparative attempt at applying social-scientific theories to illuminate the nature of church-state interaction and the contemporary religious scene in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union."
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm
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