Freethinkers and atheists in the Czech Lands in the 20th century

Authors

VÁCLAVÍK David BUBÍK Tomáš

Year of publication 2020
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description This chapter provides the first comprehensive overview of atheism, secularity and non-religion in Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In contrast to scholarship that has focused on the ‘decline of religion’ and secularization theory, the chapter builds upon recent trends to focus on the ‘rise of non-religion’ itself. While the label of ‘post-communism’ might suggest a generalized perception of the region, this survey reveals that the precise developments in each country before, after and even during the communist era are surprisingly diverse.
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