The Roots of the Religious Cold War: Pre-Cold War Factors

A new article has been published in the journal

Social Sciences

under the title:

The Roots of the Religious Cold War: Pre-Cold War Factors

Authors of the work are:

Kirby, Dianne

These authors are affiliated with:

Independent Scholar

A summary of the work is shown below:

The article is an examination of the roots of the amalgam of complex forces that informed the ‘religious cold war’. It looks at the near and the more distant past. Naturally this includes consideration of the interwar years and those of the Second World War. It also means addressing divisions in Christianity that can be traced back to the end of the third century, to the official split of 1054 between Catholic and Orthodox, the impact of the Crusades and the entrenched hostility that followed the fifty-seven years imposition on Constantinople of a Latin Patriarch. It surveys the rise of significant forces that were to contribute to, as well as consolidate and strengthen, the religious cold war: civil religion, Christian fundamentalism and the Religious Right. The article examines both western and eastern mobilization of national religious resources for political purposes.

This work provides useful insights about topics such as: religious cold war; Christendom; communism; East-West divide; civil religion; Christian fundamentalism; American foreign policy; the Vatican; ecumenical movement.

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DOI: 10.3390/socsci7040056

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