Liberals, Conservatives, and Mavericks
No Church is monolithic—this is the preliminary premise of this volume on the public place of religion in a representative number of post-communist countries. The studies confirm that within any religious organization we can expect to find fissures, factions, theological or ideological quarrels, and perhaps even competing interest groups, such as missionary workers, regular clergy versus secular clergy, and sometimes even competing ecclesiastical hierarchies. The main focus of the book rests on the divisions arising within select Christian Churches, as they confront the processes of secularization and atheization. The coverage area includes Russia and the Ukraine, East-Central Europe and South-Eastern Europe. Some chapters focus on individual clergy who challenge the mainstream of their given Church either from a more liberal or from a more conservative perspective, while others deal with the divisive forces impacting the religious organizations.
This festschrift to honor Sabrina Ramet’s seminal contribution to the study of religion in the politics of the communist and post-communist world, brings together several generations of scholars from a variety of countries, both those well established in their fields of study as well as young promising academics.
KYRILL AND THE 21ST CENTURY RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
Jerry Pankhurst & Alar Kilp
THE PATRIARCH FILARET AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET UKRAINE
RADIO MARYJA AND FR. RYDZYK AS CREATOR OF THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC IDEOLOGY
THE ARCHBISHOP AND THE PRIEST: CARDINAL DOMINIK DUKA, TOMAS HALIK AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE CZECH CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE ERA OF ATHEIZATION
ONE GOD, ONE BISHOP, ONE NATION. THE MAKING OF CATHOLIC HIERARCHY IN POST-SOCIALIST SLOVAKIA
HUNGARIAN CHURCH ON THE MARGINS: GABOR IVANYI AND THE HUNGARIAN EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP
Christopher P. Adam
RELIGIOUS ISSUES AND CHURCH-STATE RELATIONS IN EASTERN GERMANY
THE DERAILED CHRISTIAN MISSION: NEOLIBERAL GLOBALIZATION CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTORY IN POST-COMMUNIST ALBANIA
NORTH MACEDONIA AND THE COSTLY STRUGGLE FOR AUTOCEPHALY
IN DEFENSE OF DARWIN: IS THERE A LIBERAL WING OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH?
THE SLOVENE CATHOLIC CHURCH YESTERDAY AND TODAY
CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CROATIA: LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND SOCIAL FUNCTION
Sinisa Zrinscak & Frane Stanicic
GHORGHE CALCIU-DUMITREASA, THE FORGOTTEN ANTICOMMUNIST DISSIDENT
Lavinia Stan & Lucian Turcescu
GLOBAL AND LOCAL IN THE RESPONSE OF ORTHODOX CHURCHES TO THE FIRST WAVE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE CASE OF BULGARIA
REFLECTIONS ON THE ROLE & FUNCTIONS OF RELIGION IN EASTERN EUROPE AND ELSWHERE
Sabrina P. Ramet
OVERVIEW OF SABRINA RAMET’S CAREER AND WORKS