Religion and Nationalism in Soviet and East European Politics, REV. Ed. (Duke Press Policy Studies) (Paperback)

By Sabrina P. Ramet

Duke University Press, 9780822308911, 560pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 1988

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Religious organizations in many countries of the communist world have served as agents for the preservation, defense, and reinforcement of nationalist feelings, and in playing this role have frequently been a source of frustration to the Communist Party elites. Although the relationship between governments and religious groups varies according to the particular country and group in question, the mosaic of these relationships constitutes a revealing picture of the political reform shaping the lives of Soviet and East European citizens.