12th Annual International Young Researchers Conference: OH

Theme: “Orthodox Christianity in Russia & Eastern Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” Before the collapse of communism, religion in Russia and Eastern Europe was rarely a topic of scholarly research. The prevalence of the secularization thesis in the West, combined with the dominance of militantly atheist regimes in the East, led scholars to assume that religion no longer mattered in the region. Moreover, long held stereotypes about the Orthodox Church contributed to the … [Read more...]