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Conscience and Captivity: Religion in Eastern Europe

  title={Conscience and Captivity: Religion in Eastern Europe},
  author={Janice A. Broun and Grazyna Sikorska},
Eastern Europe is the blanket expression used for the eight very different countries which are bounded by the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Union. These eight are Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic Republic (GDR), Hungary, Poland, Romania and Yugoslavia. Although presenting very separate identities, they have the common bond in recent years of being under the influence or control of the USSR, or governed by authorities sympathetic to the creed of Marxism-Leninism. The… 

Minarets after Marx

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  • D. Maris
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 2013
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Abstract We explore determinants of children's religious affiliation in a county of eastern Germany to better understand the process of religious socialisation in a highly secular society. The