Cover Osteuropa 6/2009

In Osteuropa 6/2009

A Renaissance of Religion?
Findings of Social Reearch

Detlef Pollack

Deutsche Fassung


In East Central and Eastern Europe, the individual and social position of religion has changed. Immediately after the collapse of state Socialism, religion and church experienced an upswing. In several countries, this trend has come to an end or even turned around. The importance that people attach to faith and religious practices now varies considerably from country to country. Secularisation and individualisation play an important role.

(Osteuropa 6/2009, pp. 29–46)