Siblings Veiled by Ideology?
Reflections on the Epistemological Kinship between the Phenomenology of Religion and Soviet Scientific Atheism
Keywords:Soviet study of religion, phenomenology of religion, Marxist-Leninist ideology, scientific atheism
The essay proposes that historically Soviet scholarship on religion should not only be understood as the result of Marxist-Leninist ideology, but also as a phenomenological approach to religion operating in many ways with the same epistemological foundation as the Western phenomenology of religion.
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