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The Resource Believing in Russia : religious policy after communism, Geraldine Fagan

Believing in Russia : religious policy after communism, Geraldine Fagan

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Believing in Russia : religious policy after communism
Title
Believing in Russia
Title remainder
religious policy after communism
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Fagan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a comprehensive overview of religious policy in Russia since the end of the communist regime, exposing many of the ambiguities and uncertainties about the position of religion in Russian life. It reveals how religious freedom in Russia has, contrary to the widely held view, a long tradition, and how the leading religious institutions in Russia today, including especially the Russian Orthodox Church but also Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist establishments, owe a great deal of their special positions to the relationship they had with the former Soviet regime. It examines the resurgence of religious freedom in the years immediately after the end of the Soviet Union, showing how this was subsequently curtailed, but only partially, by the important law of 1997. It discusses the pursuit of privilege for the Russian Orthodox Church and other 'traditional' beliefs under presidents Putin and Medvedev, and assesses how far Russian Orthodox Christianity is related to Russian national culture, demonstrating the unresolved nature of the key question, 'Is Russia to be an Orthodox country with religious minorities or a multi-confessional state?' It concludes that Russian society's continuing failure to reach a consensus on the role of religion in public life is destabilising the nation
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fagan, Geraldine,
Dewey number
  • 201.720947
  • 323.44/2094709051
  • 323.442094709051
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series
Series volume
41
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and state
  • Freedom of religion
  • Religion and politics
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Believing in Russia : religious policy after communism, Geraldine Fagan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Russia's religious freedom tradition -- "Native land protected by God" -- Rites of spring -- Law unto itself -- Fight thine enemy -- In search of tradition -- Extreme measures -- Alternative scenarios
Control code
ocn821176543
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138803268
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821176543
Label
Believing in Russia : religious policy after communism, Geraldine Fagan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Russia's religious freedom tradition -- "Native land protected by God" -- Rites of spring -- Law unto itself -- Fight thine enemy -- In search of tradition -- Extreme measures -- Alternative scenarios
Control code
ocn821176543
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 291 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138803268
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821176543

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