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Published by St. Martin"s Press in [New York] .
Written in English



  • Soviet Union


  • Soviet Union -- Religion,
  • Soviet Union -- Church history

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LC ClassificationsBR936 .K58 1962
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 518 p.
Number of Pages518
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5843709M
LC Control Number62000323

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  In the first place there is no question of religion dying out in the Soviet Union as would be the case in a society which was advancing towards Socialism. Thus is the lie given, by this fact alone, to the Stalinist claims to have “finally and irrevocably” established Socialism in the Soviet Union. Church-state relations have undergone a number of changes during the seven decades of the existence of the Soviet Union. In the s the state was politically and financially weak and its edicts often ignored, but the s saw the beginning of an era of systematic anti-religious persecution. There was some relaxation in the last decade of Stalin's rule, but under Khrushchev the pressure on.   Books That Inspired The Soviet Union The Communist Manifesto: A Modern Edition (Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels) The Communist Manifesto is probably one of the books that has impacted the world the most.. The book is an introduction to Marxism, an ideology that inspired Lenin to lead the masses to rise up against the ruling elite and try to work for a fairer society for the working classes. OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimiles 23 cm: Contents: The survival of religion in the Soviet Union --The Russian Orthodox Church --The fight for national Orthodox churches --The old believers --The Armenian Church --Moscow and Rome --Eastern Catholics --Western Protestantism I (Lutherans, Calvinists, Mennonites) --Western Protestantism II.

The constitution of the former Soviet Union nominally In the 10th century Prince Vladimir I, who was converted by missionaries from Byzantium, adopted Christianity as the official religion for Russia, and for nearly 1, years thereafter the Russian Orthodox church . After the revolution, the Bolsheviks found themselves in control of all of Russia. With political power in their hands, they expanded their ambitions to include restructuring the Russian. This book does not deal with theology. It is an attempt to provide a fuller understanding of Russian reality by drawing attention to what might be called 'the other Russia', the Russia of the believers. I did not begin writing this book with any preconceived ideas about the strength of religion in the Soviet Union.   Under Khrushchev it became illegal to teach religion to your own children. From to the perestroika period of the s, the more religion .