Tomáš Bubík, Ph.D. (1967) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pardubice. He has published a number of works about history and methodology of Religious Studies, including České bádání o náboženství ve 20. století (The Czech Study of Religions in the 20th Century, Červený Kostelec 2010). He is also the editor in chief of the journal Pantheon.
Henryk Hoffmann, Ph.D. (1953) is Professor of Religious Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He has published number of works about history and methodology of Religious Studies, including Dzieje polskich badań religioznawczych 1873-1939 (The History of Polish Religious Studies 1873-1939, Kraków 2004). He is also the editor in chief of the journal Nomos. Czasopismo religioznawcze.
Contributors are: Tomáš Bubík, David Václavík, Henryk Hoffmann, András Máté-Tóth, Csaba Máté Sarnyai, Ülo Valk, Tarmo Kulmar, Jānis Priede, Liudmyla O. Fylypovych, Jurij O. Babinov, and Ekaterina Elbakyan.
Potential readers can be recruited not only from Religious Studies, but particularly from worldwide community of scholars, students of the discipline, and of other related disciplines such as History, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Theology, and Oriental Studies.
"[..] this book is first an overview on Religious Studies in Eastern Europe, but also a kind of challenge to the scholars of our days [...] that the Iron Curtain is not just a matter of politics, but that it can also be a matter of our own spiritual eyelids, because whether they are closed or open says much about our readiness to study religion [...] and some of the most remarkable persons from the world of Religious Studies are demonstrating to us exactly how they do that." – Branko Sekulić, Ludwig-Maximilian University
, in: Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe
36/3, pp. 60-63 [Full review