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Religion and the Atheist State

Professor Geoffrey Hosking analyses the recent détente between the Soviet state and the Churches in his fifth Reith lecture.

Geoffrey Hosking, Professor of Russian History at University College London, explores Soviet religion in the fifth of his Reith Lectures entitled 'The Rediscovery of Politics'.

In this lecture entitled 'Religion and the Atheist State', Professor Hosking analyses what part religion has to play in reuniting the Soviet peoples and explores the recent easing of tensions between the Soviet state and the Church. Can faith act as a potential antidote to the problem of demoralisation?

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30 minutes

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  • Tue 6 Dec 1988 09:00

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