Religious and Sexual Nationalisms in Central and Eastern Europe: Gods, Gays, and Governments. presents case studies from some ten countries that serve to explore the ways in which religion, nationalism, and (homo)sexuality intersect in public discourse. It shows how religious leaders, political and social movements, LGBT-organizations, governments, and media negotiate the powers of religion and state in taking position regarding sexual diversity. These negotiations are as much about sexual morality as they are about national identity, anti-EU sentiments, and the efforts of religious institutions to regain power in post-communist societies.
Dr. Srdjan Sremac is a research fellow in the Amsterdam Centre for the Study of Lived Religion, Department of Theology, VU University Amsterdam. He is the author of
Addiction and Spiritual Transformation (2013) and co-editor of
Europe as a Multiple Modernity: Multiplicity of Religious Identities and Belonging (2014).
Prof. dr. R. Ruard Ganzevoort is Professor of Practical Theology and director of the Amsterdam Centre for the Study of Lived Religion at VU University Amsterdam and a member of the Dutch Senate. He published on a variety of topics including religion, homosexuality, and society.
Contributors are: Alar Kilp, Dorota Hall, Koen Slootmaeckers, Magda Dolinska-Rydzek, Marek Mikuš, Mariecke van den Berg, Martina Topić, Mihai Tarta, Miloš Jovanović, R. Ruard Ganzevoort, Srdjan Sremac, Tamara Pavasović Trošt, Zlatiborka Popov-Momčinović.
All interested in the intersections between religion, politics, nationalism, and homosexuality. All interested in contemporary issues in Central and Eastern Europe.