Abstract or Introduction
The Soviet debate of the 1920s surrounding religion was mainly based on the Marxist dogma with its materialist notion of religion, but it nevertheless involved a great diversity of ideas. The discussion shows a tendency to increasingly acknowledge the complexity of religion, thereby stressing the need for harsher measures. Under Stalin's totalitarianism, however, the controversial philosophical dicussion was bound to come to an end: it was replaced by another straightforward attempt to eliminate religion physically. The essay takes a close look at the evolution of a debate that shaped the religious policies of the Soviet Union.
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- Christopher Selbach (Author), 2001, The Soviet debate on religion in the 1920s. Principal positions, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/16467