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Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States


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Orthodox Religion and Politics in Contemporary Eastern Europe: On Multiple Secularisms and Entanglements

Orthodox Religion and Politics in Contemporary Eastern Europe: On Multiple Secularisms and Entanglements

1st Edition

Tobias Koellner
November 27, 2018

This book explores the relationship between Orthodox religion and politics in Eastern Europe, Russia and Georgia. It demonstrates how as these societies undergo substantial transformation Orthodox religion can be both a limiting and an enabling factor, how the relationship between religion and...

Religion and Politics in the Orthodox World: The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Challenges of Modernity

Religion and Politics in the Orthodox World: The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Challenges of Modernity

1st Edition

Paschalis Kitromilides
August 28, 2018

This book explores how the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the leading centre of spiritual authority in the Orthodox Church, based in Istanbul, coped with political developments from Ottoman times until the present. The book outlines how under the Ottomans, despite difficult circumstances, the...

The Catholic Church and Soviet Russia, 1917-39

The Catholic Church and Soviet Russia, 1917-39

1st Edition

Dennis J. Dunn
April 20, 2018

This book, based on extensive research including in the Russian and Vatican archives, charts the development of relations between the Catholic Church and the Soviet Union from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the death of Pope Pius XI in 1939. It provides background information on the animosity...

Monasticism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Republics

Monasticism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Republics

1st Edition

Ines Angeli Murzaku
January 03, 2018

This book looks at Eastern and Western monasticism’s continuous and intensive interactions with society in Eastern Europe, Russia and the Former Soviet Republics. It discusses the role monastics played in fostering national identities, as well as the potentiality of monasteries and religious orders...

The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948: From Decline to Resurrection

The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948: From Decline to Resurrection

1st Edition

Daniela Kalkandjieva
October 12, 2017

This book tells the remarkable story of the decline and revival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the first half of the twentieth century and the astonishing U-turn in the attitude of the Soviet Union’s leaders towards the church. In the years after 1917 the Bolsheviks’ anti-religious policies, the...

The Making of the New Martyrs of Russia: Soviet Repression in Orthodox Memory

The Making of the New Martyrs of Russia: Soviet Repression in Orthodox Memory

1st Edition

Karin Hyldal Christensen
September 29, 2017

Following the end of the Soviet Union, the Russian Orthodox Church has canonized a great number of Russian saints. Whereas in the first millennium of Russian Christianity (988-1988) the Church recognized merely 300 Russian saints, the number had grown to more than 2,000 by 2006. This book explores...

The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights

The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights

1st Edition

Kristina Stoeckl
August 26, 2016

This book examines the key 2008 publication of the Russian Orthodox Church on human dignity, freedom, and rights. It considers how the document was formed, charting the development over time of the Russian Orthodox Church's views on human rights. It analyzes the detail of the document, and assesses...

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