Orthodoxy and the Cold War: Religion and Political Power in Romania, 1947-65

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

byLucian Leustean

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This book explores the dynamics between Orthodoxy and politics in Romania, providing an accessible narrative on church-state relations from the establishment of the state in 1859 to the rise of Ceausescu in 1965. The book argues that Romanian national communism had an ally in a strong Church, and analyzes religious diplomacy with actors in the West.

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This book explores the dynamics between Orthodoxy and politics in Romania, providing an accessible narrative on church-state relations from the establishment of the state in 1859 to the rise of Ceausescu in 1965. The book argues that Romanian national communism had an ally in a strong Church, and analyzes religious diplomacy with actor...

LUCIAN N. LEUSTEAN is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He holds degrees in international relations, law and theology and completed his doctorate in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.32 × 5.6 × 0.8 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230218016

ISBN - 13:9780230218017

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Introduction
Orthodoxy, Symphonia and Political Power in East European Communism
The Political Control of Orthodoxy and Romanian Nationalism, 1859-1944
Orthodoxy and the Installation of Communism, 1944-7
The Light Rises from the East: Orthodoxy, Propaganda and Communist Terror, 1947-52
Orthodoxy and the Romanian Road to Communism, 1953-5
Religious Diplomacy and Socialism, 1956-9
Between Moscow and London. Romanian Orthodoxy and National Communism, 1960-5
Conclusion
Annexes
Notes
Bibliography