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Ideology and atheism in the Soviet Union

William Peter van den Bercken

Ideology and atheism in the Soviet Union

by William Peter van den Bercken

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Published by Mouton de Gruyter in Berlin, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union.
    • Subjects:
    • Atheism -- Soviet Union.,
    • Ideology.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby William van den Bercken.
      SeriesReligion and society ;, 28, Religion and society (Hague, Netherlands) ;, 28.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL2747.3 .B47 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 191 p. ;
      Number of Pages191
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2050868M
      ISBN 100899253849
      LC Control Number88028526

      Yet even with its monopoly on ideology and power, the Soviet Communist Party never succeeded in overcoming religion and creating an atheist society. A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism presents the first history of Soviet atheism from the revolution to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in Drawing on a wealth. Introduction: After the th revolution, the Soviet Union was restructured with new political system based on the Marxist-Leninist principles. The newly formed communist party by Lenin shows much interest in the media which serves to the working class in the country and their welfares. So the Soviet originates a th.

        Considering the fact that most of the atheism lectures (the main form of Soviet atheist propaganda) took the form of verbatim recitations of texts sent by Knowledge Society (which promoted Soviet ideology through public lectures) central organs, it was not surprising that it all led to the “decrease of the reputation of atheism” as Soviet Author: Atko Remmel, Mikko Sillfors. The Soviet anti-religious campaign began in According to Wikipedia, Orthodox priests were shot in The anti-religious enthusiasm dropped as a result of Operation Barbarossa (the German invasion of the Soviet Union in ). It is estimated that between and , monks have been executed.

      Scope of atheism. The common charge against atheism often involves the Soviet Union, particularly Lenin and Stalin. I'm not here to defend their actions, I'm here to defend atheism because it's such a silly thing to defend. Atheism has two definitions and either applies in this case: Lack of belief in any gods (definition I use) but also. It is time to look from a bit of a distance at the Soviet Union, or rather the Bolshevik phenomenon. It was customary to associate Bolsheviks with 1. Marxist theory of economy 2. Suppression of religion 3. Russian imperial project The above were o.


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Titles will be made. The Soviet Union was established by the Bolsheviks inin place of the Russian the time of the Revolution, the Russian Orthodox Church was deeply integrated into the autocratic state, enjoying official was a significant factor that contributed to the Bolshevik attitude to religion and the steps they took to control it.

The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems- both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics.

Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear Author: William van den H. Bercken Wake. However, since Marxist ideology as interpreted by Lenin and his successors regarded religion as an obstacle to the construction of a communist society, putting an end to all religions (and replacing them with atheism) became a fundamentally important ideological goal of the Soviet state.

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Bercken, William van den Ideology and Atheism in the Soviet Union. Transl. by Wake, H. Series:Religion and Society Open Access. Open Access. eBook (PDF) Transl. from Dutch by H. Marxist-Leninist 'scientific atheism' and the study of religion and atheism in the USSR by: Thrower, James, Published: () A short history of atheism by: Hyman, Gavin, Published: ().

Ideology and Atheism in the Soviet Union. WILLIAM VAN DEN BERCKEN It is often assumed in the West that the Soviet Union is becoming a pragmatic state and that its official ideology has only a supporting role of propaganda in the political system.

Or it is felt that, to the extent that. Q: Your book, A Sacred Space is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism, was recently published and explores the theme of atheism and communist ideology in the Soviet Union.

Can you tell the Wilson Center audience more about this book and what you hope readers take away from it. A: I think the first thing worth underscoring is that A Sacred. Yet even with its monopoly on ideology and power, the Soviet Communist Party never succeeded in overcoming religion and creating an atheist society.

A Sacred Space Is Never Empty presents the first history of Soviet atheism from the revolution to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in Drawing on a wealth of archival material and in. Q&A. Q: Your book, A Sacred Space is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism, was recently published and explores the theme of atheism and communist ideology in the Soviet you tell the Wilson Center audience more about this book and what you hope readers take away from it.

A: I think the first thing worth underscoring is that A Sacred Space Is Never Empty is. Smolkin’s recent book, A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism (Princeton University Press, ; paperback ), explores the meaning of atheism for Soviet religious life, ideology, and politics, and was a finalist for the Wayne S.

Vucinich Book Prize for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East. Atheism and the Soviet Union I mean, the history is all there, there's no more to debate on what happened then to debate on if the Holocaust happened.

We now know full well the extent of atheistic persecution against religion in the USSR, and luckily it's failure to accomplish your goals. Yet even with its monopoly on ideology and power, the Soviet Communist Party never succeeded in overcoming religion and creating an atheist society.

A Sacred Space Is Never Empty presents the first history of Soviet atheism from the revolution to the Cited by: 1.

Atheism appears to be a straightforward concept, but for Soviet communists it was not. Victoria Smolkin’s A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism explores how the meaning and implementation of atheism were debated and redefined over the course of the entire history of the Soviet Union.

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That’s about to change with a new book published by Fuel, titled Godless Utopia, which presents images from early Soviet atheist magazines Godless and Godless at the Machine, as well as post-war posters by Communist Party publishers in order to show, in the words of Fuel, “an unsettling tour of atheist ideology in the USSR.” Many of these.

Table of Contents. Introduction. 1. In the East: A Violent Revolt Against God a. How the Soviet Union Destroyed Orthodox Religions With Violence b. The Chinese Communist Party’s Destruction of.In the atheistic communist regime of the Soviet Union, torture was frequently employed to extract false confessions which were subsequently used to establish that individuals were "enemies of the people" - particularly under the militant atheist Joseph Stalin's regime.

In the Soviet Union, many Orthodox priests and laymen experienced religious persecution in the form of torture. An organization called the League of Militant Atheists, which boasted a membership of million persons insent out atheist missionaries to convert Soviet citizens located in rural parts of the tic literature numbering a total of million pages was distributed throughout the USSR.

To those who did not warmly receive its message, the .