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Atheist Secularism and its Discontents

A Comparative Study of Religion and Communism in Eurasia

Atheist Secularism and its Discontents by Tam T. T. Ngo
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Atheist Secularism and Its Discontents takes a comparative approach to understanding religion under communism, arguing that communism was integral to the global experience of secularism. Bringing together leading researchers whose work spans the Eurasian continent, it shows that defining, co-opting and appropriating religion was central to Communist political practices. Indeed, it is precisely because atheism was so central to the communist project that atheism's others, superstition and religion, were essential to the communist experience. Although all forms of communism sought to eradicate or limit religion, this book demonstrates that religious life under such regimes was unexpectedly rich, and that throughout the communist and post-communist world religious and political imaginaries are intimately intertwined.
Palgrave Macmillan; July 2015
309 pages; ISBN 9781137438386
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Title: Atheist Secularism and its Discontents
Author: Tam T. T. Ngo; Justine B. Quijada
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