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  • The Plot to Kill God. Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization.
    Froese, Paul (2008)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Soviet Union; Persecution
  • After Atheism: An Analysis of Religious Monopolies in the Post-Communist World.
    Froese, Paul (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:1: 57-75.

    Contrary to religious economy theory, the religious pluralism of the post-Soviet successor states does not predict religious membership rates, & low religious regulation fails to predict. Repression & competing with atheism invigorated monopolies.

    Associated Search Terms: Persecution; Soviet Union; Pluralism
  • Forced Secularization in Soviet Russia: Why an Atheist Monopoly Failed.
    Froese, Paul (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:1: 35-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Soviet Union
  • The Hidden Sphere of Religious Searches in the Soviet Union: Independent Religious Communities in Leningrad from the 1960s to the 1970s.
    Tchepournaya, Olga (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:3: 377-387.

    Focuses on the religious quests of intellectuals in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) during the Soviet era.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union, Leningrad; Russian Orthodox; Russia, St. Petersburg; Persecution
  • Belarus on the Cusp of Change: The Relationship between Religion and Family in a Newly Open Religious Market.
    Vardomatskii, Andrei, and Jerry G. Pankhurst (2000)
    In Sharon K. Houseknecht and Jerry G. Pankhurst (eds.) Family, Religion, and Social Change in Diverse Societies. New York: Oxford University Press pp. 149-174.

    Overview from the late Soviet period into the early independence period. Uses 1990 World Values Survey data, Belarus subsample.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Russian Orthodox, Belarus; Catholic, eastern rite, Belarus; Belarus; Change; Soviet Union, Belarus
  • The Impact of Dominant Versus Minority Status on Religious Conversion Processes: Comparisons of Jews Returning to Traditional Judaism in Israel, the United States, and the Soviet Union.
    Danzger, M. Herbert (1998)
    In Anson Shupe and Bronislaw Misztal (eds.), Religion, Mobilization, and Social Action. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 174-182.

    Applies conversion theory to Jews "returning" to Orthodox Jewish practice, & compares effects of 3 national contexts to the process. Where Jewish religion is a minority one, ethnic identification precedes religious activation.

    Associated Search Terms: Israel; Jewish, U.S.A.; Jewish, Soviet Union; United States; Soviet Union; Comparative; Conversion; Ethnic; Minority; Jewish, Israel
  • Religioni e chiese in URSS. La Persistenza della vita religiosa nell'Unione Sovietica (1984) de un'indagine del Consiglia degli Affari Religiosi.
    Anonymous (1994)
    Religioni e Societa 9/18: 49-69.

    Basic 1984 statistics on religion in the Soviet Union, released from archives after the disintegration of the Soviet regime.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union
  • From Glasnost to Dukhovnost? The Commonwealth's Alienation Crisis.
    Lomire, Patricia Ann Wasely (1994)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) Politics and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe. Traditions and Transitions. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 65-81.

    Associated Search Terms: Russia; Soviet Union
  • Religion under Gorbachev.
    Pankhurst, Jerry G., and Carolyn Welch (1993)
    In Joseph L. Wieczynski (ed.) The Gorbachev Encyclopedia. Salt Lake City, Utah: Charles Schlacks, Jr., pp. 322-336.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union
  • Religio-Nationalist Subcultures under the Communists: Comparisons from the Baltics, Transcaucasia and Ukraine.
    Johnston, Hank (Henry E.) (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:3: 237-255. [Also in William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.), Politics and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe. Traditions and Transitions (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1994), pp. 17-35]

    Focuses on the association between national churches & political nationalism in the Baltic states, Ukraine, Georgia, & Armenia.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Georgia; Soviet Union; Politics, Soviet Union; Nationalism; Armenia; Catholic, Lithuania; Estonia; Lithuania; Catholic, Ukraine; Lutheran, Estonia; Lutheran, Latvia; Georgian Orthodox, Georgia; Ukraine; Latvia
  • Religious Nationalism: Six Propositions from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
    Johnston, Hank (Henry E.) (1992)
    In Bronislaw Misztal and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (eds.), Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective. Revival of Religious Fundamentalism in East and West. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 67-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Nationalism; Europe, eastern; Soviet Union
  • Le chiese nell'Unione Sovietica.
    Hampel, Adolf (1990)
    Aggiornamenti sociali 41:3: 253-264.

    Basic data on the denominations in the former Soviet Union.

    Associated Search Terms: Armenian Apostolic Church; Catholic, Soviet Union; Russian Orthodox; Soviet Union; Georgian Orthodox
  • Sects, Churches and Economic Transformations in Russia and Western Europe.
    Nielsen, Donald A. (1989)
    International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 2: 493-522.

    Unlike the West, Russian culture lacked a Protestant influence in its legitimation system, but contained such influence in sects; consequences of this appeared even in Soviet Communism.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Soviet Union; Russia; Economic
  • The Sacred and Secular in the USSR.
    Pankhurst, Jerry G. (1988)
    In M.P. Sacks and J.G. Pankhurst (eds.) Understanding Soviet Society. Boston: Unwin Hyman, pp. 167-192.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union
  • The Sacred and the Secular in the USSR.
    Flynn, James T. (1988)
    In Michael Paul Sacks and Jerry G. Pankhurst (eds.) Understanding Soviet Society. Boston: Unwin Hyman, pp. 167-192.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union
  • In quisitionssysteme von Glaubensgemeinschaften. Die Rolle von Schuldgeständnissen in der spanischen und der stalinistischen Inquisitionspraxis.
    Riegel, Klaus-Georg (1987)
    Zeitschrift für Soziologie 16:3: 175-189.

    Draws parallels in the use of public confession as a means of social control in the Spanish Inquisition & the Stalinist purges.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Spanish Inquisition; Ritual; Social control
  • Church-state Relations in Russia and Nicaragua: Early Revolutionary Years.
    Greil, Arthur L., and David Kowalewski (1987)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 26:1: 92-104.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Russian Orthodox; Catholic, Nicaragua; Soviet Union; Nicaragua; Revolution
  • Soviet Society and Soviet Religion.
    Pankhurst, Jerry G. (1986)
    Journal of Church and State 28:3: 409-422.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union
  • Le soufi et le commisaire: les confréries musulmanes en URSS.
    Bennigsen, Alexandre, and Chantal Lemercier-Quelquejay (1986)
    Paris: Éditions du Seuil.

    Associated Search Terms: Sufi, Soviet Union; Islam, Soviet Union; Soviet Union; Brotherhood
  • A Comparative Perspective on Religion and Regime in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
    Pankhurst, Jerry G. (1986)
    In Jeffrey K. Hadden and Anson Shupe (eds.) Prophetic Religions and Politics. (Religion and the Poltiical Order, Volume One0 New York: Paragon House, pp. 272-306.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Soviet Union; State; Europe
  • Ecumenism, Soviet-dissident Style.
    Kowalewski, David, and Arthur L. Greil (1985)
    Sociological Analysis 46:3: 275-286.

    Examines the impact of an atheist state on ecumenical ventures.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Ecumenism
  • The Strengths of Weak Parties in Church-state Confrontations: The Soviet Religious Situation.
    Pankhurst, Jerry G. (1984)
    Journal of Church and State 26:2: 273-291.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; State
  • Religious Sectarianism and the Soviet Stage. The Dynamics of Believer Protest and Regime Response.
    Kowalewski, David, and Arthur L. Greil (1983)
    Review of Religious Research 24:3: 245-260.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Sect
  • Soviet Believers. The Religious Sector of the Population.
    Fletcher, William C. (1981)
    Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union
  • Religious Belief in the Brezhnev era: Renaissance, Resistance and Realpolitik.
    Kowalewski, David (1980)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:3: 280-292.

    Examines costs & benefits of 1965-78 public demonstrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Protest; Soviet Union; Politics, Soviet Union
  • Religious Protest Outcomes: The Soviet Baptist Case.
    Kowalewski, David (1980)
    Review of Religious Research 22:2: 198-206.

    Studies 40 protest demonstrations; shows dissident religious groups attaining some control over their political fate by confronting the regime in areas of its weakest ideological & coercive strength & by mobilizing members from many localities.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, Soviet Union; Soviet Union; Protest
  • Religion and Atheism in the USSR.
    Pankhurst, Jerry G. (1980)
    In Jerry G. Pankhurst and Michael P. Sacks (eds.) Contemporary Soviet Society: Sociological Perspectives. New York: Praeger, pp. 182-207.

    General overview & review of the literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Soviet Union; State
  • Religious Participation of Youth in the USSR.
    Biddulph, Harold L. (1979)
    Soviet Studies 31:3: 417-433.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Adolescents
  • Christian Religion in the Soviet Union.
    Lane, Christel O. (1978)
    London: Allen & Unwin.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Christian, Soviet Union
  • The Orthodox and the Baptists in the USSR: Resources for the Survival of Ideologically Defined Deviance.
    Pankhurst, Jerry G. (1978)
    Unpublshed Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Russian Orthodox, Soviet Union; Persecution; Baptist, Soviet Union
  • La Religione in URSS.
    Balducci, Ernesto (ed.) (1976)
    Roma: Coines Edizioni.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union
  • Socio-Political Accommodation and Religious Decline: The Case of the Molokan Sect in Soviet Society.
    Lane, Christel O. (1975)
    Comparative Studies inSociety and History 17:2: 221-237.

    The Molokans' strength rested in part on their ability to express political dissent against the Tsars; by adjusting to the Soviets, they lost that & declined, almost becoming extinct.

    Associated Search Terms: Molokan, Soviet Union; Soviet Union; Politics, Soviet Union
  • Russian Piety among Contemporary Russian Orthodox.
    Lane, Christel O. (1975)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 14:2: 139-158.

    Of the several elements of religiosity, practice seems central to contemporary Russian Orthodoxy.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Soviet Union; Russian Orthodox, Soviet Union
  • Antireligious Propaganda in the Soviet Union: A Study of Mass Persuasion.
    Powell, David E. (1975)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Media; Soviet Union; Atheist, Soviet Union
  • La condizione giuridica della religione nell'Unione Sovietica.
    Spilla, Pietrangelo (1975)
    Sociologia 9: 141-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; Soviet Union
  • Reasons for the Retention of Religiosity in the Psychology of the Kolkhoz Peasantry and Ways of Overcoming It.
    Alekseev, N.P. (1974)
    Social Compass 21:2: 171-190.

    Translation of a 1970 Soviet article reporting results of questionnaire research.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union
  • The Methodology of Collection and Processing of Primary Sociological Information in Study of Problems of Religion and Atheism.
    Pivovarov, V.G. (1974)
    Social Compass 21:2: 191-206.

    A rapid tour of the horizon of Soviet studies of religion & atheism, with respect to methodology.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Methodology; Atheist, Soviet Union
  • Some Explanations for Persistence of Christian Religion in Soviet Society.
    Lane, Christel O. (1974)
    Sociology 82: 233-243.

    Criticizes Soviet sociologists' explanations for the persistence of religion in the Soviet Union; proposes that sectarian religion especially expresses ideological protest.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Soviet Union
  • Les superstitions, mystification des relations quotidiennes.
    Tazhurizina, Z.A. (1974)
    Social Compass 21:2: 153-169.

    Based on field work in the Soviet Union; notes Orthodoxy, Baptism, & official atheism all oppose superstition even while present among church members & government officials.

    Associated Search Terms: Magic; Baptist, Soviet Union; Everyday life; Russian Orthodox, Soviet Union; Atheist, Soviet Union; Soviet Union
  • In the World of Religious Sectarianism: At a Meeting of Prygun Molokans.
    Klibanov, A.I. (1974)
    Soviet Sociology 13:3: 80-93.

    Account of a researcher arriving at a Prygun Molokan service in Erevan, Russia, & interviewing some of the elder members.

    Associated Search Terms: Russia, Erevan; Soviet Union, Erevan; Molokan, Soviet Union; Molokan, Russia
  • The Schism in Contemporary Baptism.
    Klibanov, A.I., and L.N. Mitrokhin (1974)
    Social Compass 21:2: 133-151.

    Traces the history of a 1960s schism from the officially (Russian Soviet regime) recognized Baptist church & presents some census information on the Baptists' age structure.

    Associated Search Terms: Russia; Soviet Union; Baptist, Soviet Union; Baptist, Russia
  • Sociologie de la Religion en U.R.S.A.: Introduction.
    Dunn, Ethel (1974)
    Social Compass 21:2: 115-119.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Soviet Union
  • The Russian Orthodox Church under Nazi Occupation, 1941-1944.
    Fireside, Harry (1974)
    American Behavioral Scientist 17:6: 884-908.

    Notes a grass-roots religious revival during the German occupation on the eastern front, which the Germans attempted to use for their own purposes; participants seemed to want a third way--neither Soviet nor Nazi.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Russian Orthodox, Russia
  • A Preliminary Concrete Sociological Study of Attitude toward Religion in the Contemporary Urban Family.
    Vasil'evskaia, N.S. (1974)
    Soviet Sociology 13:3: 57-79.

    Analyzes 1970 questionnaire data from family members in a Soviet city; uses attitude toward religion, especially toward other family members' practice, as a dependent variable.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Practice; Education; Family
  • The "Religious Factor" and Achievement in Education.
    Halevy, Zvi, and Evan Etzioni-Halevy (1974)
    Comparative Education 10: 193-199.

    Uses nationality in the Soviet Union as a surrogate for religious identity. Analyzes 1926 & '70 literacy & educational data for the Soviet Union; Protestants exceeded Catholics, Orthodox, & Moslems in '26, but Soviet policy changed that by '70.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Protestant Ethic; Education
  • Soviet Civil Ceremonies.
    McDowell, Jennifer (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:3: 265-279.

    General overview of public & private Soviet ceremonies; observes their widespread success, often as competitors of religious rituals, with the exception of funeral ceremonials.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union; Surrogate for religion; Ritual; Death
  • Description du Niveau Actuel de la Religiosité dans les Régions de Belokany, Zakataly et Kakhi.
    Datunashvili, I.I. (1974)
    Social Compass 21:2: 121-126.

    Early 1960s study of Sunni religious life in 3 regions of Azerbaidjan SSSR; focuses on informal religious structures as reflected in the cult of healing saints & funerary ritual.

    Associated Search Terms: Azerbaidjan; Popular religion; Ritual; Death; Soviet Union, Azerbaidjan; Islam, Azerbaidjan; Saints
  • Secularization in Russian Sociology of Religion.
    DeNeve, André (1973)
    Social Compass 20:4: 593-601.

    Soviet sociology viewed religion as dysfunctional & associated secularization not with pluralism & individualism but with conformity.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Soviet Union
  • The Secularization of the Population of a Socialist City.
    Lebedev, A.A. (1973)
    Soviet Sociology 12:1: 77-106.

    Analyzes 1968 survey data from the Oktiabr Raion of the Russian city of Penza, & from elsewhere in Penza & nearby towns; shows a great decline of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union, Penza; Secularization
  • U.S.S.R.
    Fletcher, William C. (1972)
    In Hans Mol (ed.), Western Religion. A Country by Country Inquiry. The Hague: Mouton, pp. 565-586.

    Associated Search Terms: Soviet Union
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