Orthodoxy and the Cold War Hardback

Religion and Political Power in Romania, 1947-65

by Lucian Leustean;

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Orthodoxy and the Cold War

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This book examines the unique dynamics between Orthodoxy and politics in Romania. It provides an accessible narrative on church-state relations in the early Cold War period within a wider timeframe, from the establishment of the state in 1859 to the rise of Nicolae CeauA escu in 1965. In the 1950s Romania began to distance itself from Moscow's influence, developing its own form of communism. Based on new archival resources, the book argues that Romanian national communism, outside Moscow's influence, had an ally in a strong Church. It addresses the following questions: How did the Church, which openly opposed communism in the interwar period, survive the atheist regime? How did the regime use religion to its political advantage? What was the Church's influence on Romanian politics? The book analyses the political interests of the Romanian Orthodox Church and its religious diplomacy with actors in the West, in particular with the Church of England.

Orthodoxy and the Cold War by Lucian Leustean was published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2008. The ISBN for Orthodoxy and the Cold War is 9780230218017.

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Details for Orthodoxy and the Cold War

Page last updated 27th March 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (December 2008)
Number of Pages288
Thickness20 mm
Height223 mm
Width143 mm
Product Code1242445
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