Slavic Review

"The main goal of the volume is to unpack the complexities of Christians’ actions and those of the Christian clergy and officials in twentieth-century eastern Europe. The second goal is to bring this research to the attention of two audiences: English-language eastern European specialists who, in their opinion, are not doing enough to integrate Christianity into the region’s social and cultural history; and scholars of religious history generally, who discount eastern Europe in their discussions of 'European' Christianity. Berglund and Porter-Szucs mounted an admirable international collaborative effort to produce this cohesive and effective book. A well-crafted and pathbreaking volume. The editors and contributors do a noteworthy job of decentering the nation from their investigations of Christianity’s engagement with modernity in eastern Europe, presenting Christianity and nationhood in an 'overlapping, horizontal relationship, rather than a causal, vertical one'. This volume should inspire new and innovative English-language research and writing on Christianity and Christians in eastern Europe specifically, and in Europe generally. It also should provoke scholars of religion generally to engage with eastern European Christianity in new ways."
Reviewed book: 
Editor: 
Bruce R. Berglund
Brian Porter-Szűcs
ISBN: 
978-963-9776-65-4
cloth
$105.00 / €90.00 / £85.00
ISBN: 
978-615-5225-66-6
paperback
$32.00 / €26.00 / £23.50