Eastern Christianity and the Cold War, 1945-91

  title={Eastern Christianity and the Cold War, 1945-91},
  author={Lucian N. Leustean},
Despite widespread persecution, Orthodox churches not only survived the Cold War period but levels of religiosity in Orthodox countries remained significant. This book examines the often surprising relations between Orthodox churches and political regimes. It provides a comprehensive overview of the dynamics between Eastern Christianity and politics from the end of the Second World War to the fall of communism, covering 40 Orthodox churches including diasporic churches in Africa, Asia, America… 
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