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By Paul Gabel

This book examines intensive the clash among Lenin's logic-driven efforts to stamp out faith and the church buildings' passionate makes an attempt to save lots of themselves from obliteration. It seems at each side objectively and admits that they either provided robust circumstances. during this completely researched but obtainable learn, historian Paul Gabel bargains a brand new realizing of the single attempt in international heritage to dissatisfied the universality of religion.

Besides the most clash among the Russian Orthodox Church and the atheist country, Gabel additionally considers the tensions that this crusade opposed to faith triggered in the Communist celebration. additionally, he discusses the sour hatred dividing the Orthodox factions that refused cooperation with the govt. from those who attempted to conform the church to communism.

Was the failure of Soviet communism to get rid of faith easily a question of useful miscalculation, or was once this attempt, in gentle of the endurance of faith all through background, finally unrealistic and doomed from the beginning? this can be the main query that Gabel's interesting, insightful narrative makes an attempt to answer.

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