Religion, Morality, and Community in Post-Soviet Societies

Mark D. Steinberg (Editor), Catherine Wanner (Editor)

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In the post-Soviet environment of expanded civil freedom with great everyday uncertainty, unhappiness, injustice, and suffering, religious organizations and beliefs in Russia and Eurasia face numerous opportunities and intense challenges. Based on recent research and interdisciplinary methodologies, this volume examines how religious organizations and individuals engage the changing and troubled environment in which they live. The contributions investigate not just Russian Orthodoxy, but also Old Belief, Judaism, Islam, Buriat shamanism, and Catholicism. Among the important questions considered are how religion addresses problems of charity, memory, justice, community, morality, nationalism, democracy, and civil liberties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages350
ISBN (Electronic)9780253002600
ISBN (Print)9780253352668, 9780253220387
StatePublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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