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Miriam Dobson (Sheffield): ‘’This Hellish Atomic Technology’’: Protestants, peace, and the apocalypse in Soviet cold-war culture, 1945 – 1960
November 4, 2014 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
A significant body of scholarship on the US has explored the connections between the early Cold War and the religious resurgence of these years, particularly the rise of evangelicalism. But how does the rival superpower, the USSR, compare? This paper examines connections between the Cold War and religion in the Soviet Union, focusing on Protestant communities. It will explore apocalyptic thought within popular culture; pacifism and the peace movement; and the state’s ambiguous treatment of Protestantism, and indeed of religion more broadly.
– Miriam Dobson, Sheffield (speaker)
Chair: Benjamin Zeimann
Tuesday 4th November, 4:15
Jessop West Exhibition Space