To the surprise of many students of the Soviet Union, religion has shown itself to be a force still powerful in Soviet society. In contrast, the impact of religion in developed Western societies has declined. Dr. Dunn points out that the study of this antinomy can shed light on the entire concept of "modernization" in the U.S.S.R. The study of the
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Westview Replica Editions -- Preface -- Introduction -- Religion and Soviet Society -- Toward the End of the Old Regime: The State, Church, and Duma -- Religious Administration and Modernization -- Religion and the Intelligentsia -- Religion and Secularization in the Soviet Union: The Role of Antireligious Cartoons -- Religious Groups in the Soviet Union -- Backwards From Reactionism: The De-Modernization of the Russian Orthodox Church -- Modernization and Conservatism in Soviet Islam -- Judaism and Modernization in the Soviet Union -- The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, 1920-1930: A Case Study in Religious Modernization -- Modernization and Latin Rite Catholics in the Soviet Union -- Protestant Sectarians and Modernization in the Soviet Union
Dennis J. Dunn is Professor of History and Director of International Studies at Texas State University, USA.