Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2014

304 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198714569

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The Ecumenical Movement & the Making of the European Community

Lucian Leustean

  • Draws on a wide range of archival sources to assess the political history of religious dialogue in the European Community
  • Challenges the widespread perception that churches started to engage with European institutions only after the 1979 elections to the European Parliament
  • Demonstrates that Cold War divisions between East and West had a direct impact on the ways in which churches approached the European Community
  • Brings to light neglected issues and events, such as churches to the Schuman Plan, and the political mobilisation of church representations in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg