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By Gert Pickel, Olaf Müller

During the final a long time, the tutorial designated box of sociology of faith, in addition to most people, has witnessed full of life debates at the “new” position and value of faith in sleek societies. not just perceptions reminiscent of a “clash of civilizations” or a “return of religion”, but in addition a renewed dialogue at the courting among faith and politics appear to stimulate the above pointed out questions. in the meantime, a substantial volume of empirical stories excited by the revitalization of faith or the clients of a continual secularization were performed. the subject of this e-book bargains with the implications derived from a variety of those experiences, numerous them excited about comparative analyses concerning the state of affairs of church buildings and faith in Europe.

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2004): Deutschland in Europa. Wiesbaden. Religion in Finland and Russia in a Comparative Perspective Kimmo Kääriäinen 1. Introduction Christianity has a history of more than a thousand years in both Russia and Finland. The spread of Christian influences to Russia is dated as early as the 8th and 9th centuries. Christianity in its Orthodox form began to spread more widely among the Slavs in the second half of the 10th century. The Grand Duchess Olga of Kiev is reported to have been baptised in Constantinople in the mid 950s.

Yet the denominational divide within Western Europe which opened the path to secularization holds on since four centuries. Thus, the historical test of the special case hypothesis compares a planned experiment enforced to the people with a natural trend established by the Religiosity in Europe and the Two Germanies 37 people themselves. It compares the power of politics with the power of history. It moves a contemporary divide into the perspective of “longue duree”. It may immunize against the over-estimation of current concerns – yet also prove that recent events had extraordinary consequences.

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