Secularization and the Working Class
The Czech Lands and Central Europe in the 19th Century
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This book represents a treasure for all those who are interested in the secularization debate, as well as in the fate of religion in Europe under the Communist dictatorship. It explores the terrain of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Central Europe, demonstrating the historical, social, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the alienation of the working class from the churches and tracks the process of its identification with Marxism long before the Communist takeover."
Charles University, Prague
"The Czech Republic has one of the world's highest percentages of people with no religion. These well-researched and often thought-provoking essays lay bare the deep historical roots of Czech secularity. They also re-open the important, but long dormant, debate about the connections between secularization and social class, and especially the working class."
University of Birmingham, UK