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Evangelicalism and the Postcommunist Reconstruction of Culture

Pavel Hanes

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Evangelical religion was a recognized force in some periods of history, effective in social and political reform in Britain and America. In postcommunist Europe, reconstruction is hampered by a multitude of problems common to all its communities and political systems, in particular by residual effects of Marxist atheistic principles, which, under totalitarianism, were applied to the whole way of life and culture. This article offers suggestions of how the past successes of evangelical revivals in the West might provide inspiration for the theological and practical work of contemporary evangelicalism, if it is to help in postcommunist reconstruction.

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