Christian religion in the Soviet Union: a sociological study by Christel Lane

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Often a social scientist is at the same time an active militant atheist who has lived and worked in the area of study for years and has the co-operation of local officials in the Party, officers in local government, and workers in education, factories, collective farms, libraries and similar institutions. The study by Teplyakov (1972) of the religious life of Voronezh region, for example, gives the impression that it is well informed of everything that goes on in the religious sphere and that religious commitment with any kind of social manifestation is impossible to conceal in a social context where the ideological cohesion of elites is great.

The immediate post-revolutionary period of War Communism (1918-21) was characterised by political and economic change and great social upheaval. (The following account is based on Carr, 1959, Vol. ) In 1918 the key industries were nationalised. and in 1920 these were followed by all enterprises using either more than five men aided by mechanised power or more than ten men. The impact of these measures, however, was greatly muted by the disruption of the Civil War. Instead of economic development, chaos and recession ruled.

Both authors take the nature of members' religiosity as an index of the type of religious orientation held. The authors also found that a 'sect'-like orientation is related to low socio-economic status and a 'church'-like one to high status. Like Dynes and Demerath I shah identify 'sect'- and 'church'-like tendencies within collectivities by making inferences about the nature of members' religiosity. The collectivity will then be loosely assigned to a type according to the predominant tendency within it at the time of investigation.

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