Silent Churches

By: Babris, Peter

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531pp. Bibliography. A very good, clean bright, tight unread copy. Some very minor edgewear to dj. "Through the aid of many institutions (e.g. Institutum Balticum, Radio Liberty Research, Radio Free Europe) and individuals the author has gathered a vast amount of factual information on the current state of religion in communist Eastern Europe. He has examined it warily and illustrates that the churches are not silent - the title is ironic but the faithful are all under siege, from peer pressure to outright murder, from confiscation of property to its destruction. Yet even the Soviets are beginning to discern that their faith cannot be crushed. The evidence presented is not only surprising, it is occasionally infuriating, ( Amazon) " ---- a hodgepodge of quotations from every conceivable source, historical anecdotes, philosophical and theological disquisitions, summaries of well known literary works, and anecdotes of religious persecution and martyrdom----" ( Slavic Review) " Babris aims to give a comprehensive picture which covers the entire period of communist rule from 1917 and 1978 and examines seperately the position of every religion in each area of the Soviet Union and its European Satellites---- ( Oxford Academic Journal of Church and State) Heavy book. May require some additional postage.

Title: Silent Churches

Author Name: Babris, Peter

Categories: Vesture (History), Ticiba (Religion / Beliefs), Latvian (All Categories)), General (English Language et.al.),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Arlington, Research Publishers: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Almost As New

Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Seller ID: 004074

Keywords: Religion Persecution Soviet Union