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Volume XXXII, Number 1 February 2012

Download "Divide and Rule": Religious Policies of the Soviet Government and Evangelical Churches in the 1920s
Andrei I. Savin
Download The Failure of National Religious Policy in the Post-Soviet Region: The Experiences of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia nad Greek Catholics in Romania
Beth M. Admiraal
Download The Relationship of Religion and Ethnic Nationalism in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Morgan Oddie


Paul Mojzes, Balkan Genocides: Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century. 
New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. xv + 299 pp.
-Reviewed by James R. Payton, Jr. 

Philip G. Ziegler. Doing Theology When God is Forgotten: The Theological Achievement of Wolf Krötke. New York: Peter Lang, 2007. x + 253 pp.
-Reviewed by Mark Jantzen. 

Mary Raber and Peter F. Penner, eds,. History and Mission in Europe: Continuing the Conversation,. Schwarzenfeld, GER: Neufeld Verlag, 2011, pp.419.
-Reviewed by Richard Kyle. 

Mirko Blagojević and Dragan Todorović, eds., Orthodoxy from an Empirical Perspective. Niš and Belgrade: Yugoslav Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2011, pp. 241.
-Reviewed by Paul Mojzes. 

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Volume XXXII, Number 2 May 2012


The Lutheran Church and Society in Slovakia During the Cold War
Július Filo


Two Open Letters from Hungary
David Baer

Download News from Kazakhstan - Christians in Kazakhstan Take Position on Changes to Law on Religion 
Download Kazakhstan: Restrictions on and Punishment for Spreading Religious Literature and Faith
Mushfig Bayram 

Kazakhstan: How Many Religious Books Await Compulsory State Censorship?
Felix Corley 



Július Filo, ed. Christian World Community and the Cold War: Internatinal Christian Conference in Bratislava on 5-8 September 2001 (Bratislava, Slovakia: Evangelical Theological Faculty of the Comenius University, 2012). 366pp.
-Reviewed by Paul Mojzes

Rusmir Mahmutćehajić, Maintaining the Sacred Center: The Bosnian City of Stolac by Maintaining the Sacred Center. Bloomington IN, 2012. 
-Reviewed by David Fideler

Adam A. J. DeVille, Orthodoxy and the Roman Papcy. University of Notre Dame Press, 2011. 269pp.
-Reviewed by Don S. Lemons 

Volume XXXII, Number 3 August 2012

Download Letter from the Editors: Religion in Eastern Europe to Cease Publishing This Year
Download "Christian World Community and the Cold War" Project Statement
Norman A. Hjelm 
Download The Ecumenical Activities of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Reasons, Motivations, Consequences
Momchil Metodiev 

Religious Revitalization among Bulgarians During and After the Communist Time
Velislav Altanov 

Download The Evangelical Churches in the GDR and Their Participation in the East-West Cooperation
Christa Grengel 
Download Between Active Opposition, Dialogue and Loyalty: Churches in the German Democratic Republic 1970-1989/90
Katharina Kunter 


Gabriella Pusztai, ed., Religion and Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe. Debrecen, Hungary: Series of the Center for Higher Education Research and Development at the University of Debrecen (CHERD-Hungary) 2010.
-Reviewed by Mária Farkas

Charles Frazee, Christian Churches of the Eastern Mediterranean. Fullerton CA, 2011.
-Reviewed by Patrick Connelly 

Volume XXXII, Number 4, November 2012


The End: a Retrospective from the Beginning
Paul Mojzes 

Download A Brief Pre-History of CAREE
Charles C. West 
Download In Praise of Saints Paul (Peachey & Mojzes)
James Will 
Download REE and CAREE: A Retrospective
James R. Payton Jr.  

Lessons from Protestant Missions to Russia
Donald M. Fairbairn Jr.  


Possible Impact of Orthodox Perspectives on Secular Europe and Human Rights
Philip Walters 


Report on Hungary's Deregistered Churches
H. David Baer 


Moral Guardian or Kenotic Servant? A Theological View on the Role of Churches in Empowering Civil Society in Ukraine
Heleen Zorgdrager 


"Smuggling Bibles": Everyday Life of Baptist Serbs in Communist Romania
Aleksandra Djurić-Milovanović


Glimpses Behind the Iron Curtain-Surveillance and Pressure During Church Delegation Visits
Walter Sawatsky 


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