Religion, State and Politics in the Soviet Union and Successor States / Edition 1

Religion, State and Politics in the Soviet Union and Successor States / Edition 1

by John Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521467845

ISBN-13: 9780521467841

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Making use of newly-available archival material, this book provides the first systematic and accessible overview of church-state relations in the Soviet Union. John Anderson explores the shaping of Soviet religious policy from the death of Stalin until the collapse of communism, and considers the problems in this area facing the newly-independent states of the former

Overview

Making use of newly-available archival material, this book provides the first systematic and accessible overview of church-state relations in the Soviet Union. John Anderson explores the shaping of Soviet religious policy from the death of Stalin until the collapse of communism, and considers the problems in this area facing the newly-independent states of the former Soviet Union. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet studies, religious history, and the politics of church-state relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521467841
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Khrushchev: towards a new assault; 3. Khrushchev: theory into practice; 4. Brezhnev: facing up to new challenges; 5. Brezhnev and after: combatting religion; 6. Gorbachev and the liberalisation of religious policy; 7. Religion, state and politics into the 1990s; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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