Cover Osteuropa 6/2009

In Osteuropa 6/2009

God and the World
Church and Religion in Eastern Europe

Thomas Bremer, Jennifer Wasmuth

Deutsche Fassung


The religious communities of East Central and Eastern Europe show similarities. They have to do with their comparable historical experiences under Communism. After Communist rule, religion awoke to new life. The social position of churches changed. Everywhere, religious communities play a role in the creation of national and state identity. The limits of their influence determine not only whether they find themselves in the majority or the minority. Their internal condition and creeds are important to determining the place of religious communities in society and their relationship with the world of politics.

(Osteuropa 6/2009, pp. 7–28)