Video: Catherine Wanner on Religion in Post-Communist Countries


In her interview, Catherine Wanner discusses the role of anthropological approach in studying religion, the difference between religion and faith, atheists campaigns in communist countries, religiosity and religious life of post-communist societies, and religious lessons of the communist era.

Topic Time Stamps:

0:05 – An anthropological approach is studying religion

4:02 – Religiosity and churchgoing in Eastern Christian societies

9:00 – Was the state promotion of atheism in communist societies successful?

11:38 – Level of religiosity in post-communist societies

18:07 – Post-communist countries as a “land of evangelization”

22:48 – The most surprising religion-related thing in post-communist countries

24:50 – Religious lessons of the communist era

Read the full printed version of Catherine Wanner’s interview here.