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The Resource A sacred space is never empty : a history of Soviet atheism, Victoria Smolkin

A sacred space is never empty : a history of Soviet atheism, Victoria Smolkin

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A sacred space is never empty : a history of Soviet atheism
Title
A sacred space is never empty
Title remainder
a history of Soviet atheism
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Smolkin
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"When the Bolsheviks set out to build a new world in the wake of the Russian Revolution, they expected religion to die off. Soviet power used a variety of tools--from education to propaganda to terror--to turn its vision of a Communist world without religion into reality. 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 1917 revolution to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Drawing on a wealth of archival material and in-depth interviews with those who were on the front lines of Communist ideological campaigns, Victoria Smolkin argues that to understand the Soviet experiment, we must make sense of Soviet atheism. Smolkin shows how atheism was reimagined as an alternative cosmology with its own set of positive beliefs, practices, and spiritual commitments. Through its engagements with religion, the Soviet leadership realized that removing religion from the "sacred spaces" of Soviet life was not enough. Then, in the final years of the Soviet experiment, Mikhail Gorbachev--in a stunning and unexpected reversal--abandoned atheism and reintroduced religion into Soviet public life. A Sacred Space Is Never Empty explores the meaning of atheism for religious life, for Communist ideology, and for Soviet politics."--
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Smolkin, Victoria,
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2765.S65
LC item number
S665 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atheism
  • Soviet Union
  • Communism and religion
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Atheism
  • Soviet Union
Label
A sacred space is never empty : a history of Soviet atheism, Victoria Smolkin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The religious front: militant atheism under Lenin and Stalin -- The specter haunting Soviet Communism: antireligious campaigns under Khrushchev -- Cosmic enlightenment: Soviet atheism as science -- The ticket to the Soviet soul: Soviet atheism as worldview -- "We have to figure out where we lost people": Soviet atheism as social science -- The Communist Party between state and church: Soviet atheism and socialist rutuals -- The socialist way of life: Soviet atheism and spiritual culture -- Utopia's orphan: Soviet atheism and the death of the Communist project
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1032303163
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 339 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400890101
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
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illustrations
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22573/ctt1zfq1bb
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032303163
Label
A sacred space is never empty : a history of Soviet atheism, Victoria Smolkin
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The religious front: militant atheism under Lenin and Stalin -- The specter haunting Soviet Communism: antireligious campaigns under Khrushchev -- Cosmic enlightenment: Soviet atheism as science -- The ticket to the Soviet soul: Soviet atheism as worldview -- "We have to figure out where we lost people": Soviet atheism as social science -- The Communist Party between state and church: Soviet atheism and socialist rutuals -- The socialist way of life: Soviet atheism and spiritual culture -- Utopia's orphan: Soviet atheism and the death of the Communist project
Control code
1032303163
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 339 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400890101
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zfq1bb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032303163

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