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Religion and ModernityAn International Comparison$
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Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198801665

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198801665.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.207) Introduction
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Religion and Modernity
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Detlef Pollack

Gergely Rosta

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0010

The introductory chapter to Part III, which focuses on religious change in Eastern Europe, discusses general trends of religiosity in the region. Changes to the religious landscape in the post-communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe have been marked in recent years by processes not only of revival, but also of decline. The introduction identifies three different trajectories in Eastern and Central Europe that will be dealt with: religious renaissance, religious decline, and slight decline against the background of widespread stability. This explains the choice of the three case studies to be analysed in the following chapters: Russia, East Germany, and Poland.

Keywords:   Eastern Europe, Central Europe, post-communism, religious change, religious revival, Russia, East Germany, Poland

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