Godless Communists: Atheism and Society in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 (Paperback)
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Godless Communists: Atheism and Society in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 (Paperback)

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Paperback 258 Pages / Published: 18/10/2002
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Exploring the confrontation between atheism and the lower classes' traditional beliefs, this work offers a fresh interpretation of early Soviet efforts to create an atheistic, scientific society. Contrary to Bolshevik assertions, religious practice proved to be not merely an expression of gullibility and ignorance but a firmly entrenched system for ordering family and community relationships. Efforts to abolish the Church failed because the proponents of atheism underestimated how tightly religious beliefs were woven into the fabric of Russians' daily lives.

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875805955
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 230 x 164 x 18 mm
Edition: New edition


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"Valuable.... "'Godless Communists'" provides an abundance of evidence for belief as a complex and changing cultural phenomenon."--"Slavic Review"

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"Valuable.... " Godless Communists'" provides an abundance of evidence for belief as a complex and changing cultural phenomenon." "Slavic Review"

"The best and most comprehensive treatment of its subject to date." "Choice"

"Elegantly written.... A sophisticated, unjaundiced treatment of Orthodoxy after 1917." "H-Net Reviews""

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