Clerul ortodox și extrema dreaptă în România interbelică
Author(s): Oliver Jens Schmitt
The Orthodox Clergy and the Extreme Right in Interwar Romania
Subject(s): History, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Societatea de Studii Istorice din România
Keywords: Iron Guard; Romanian Orthodox Church; cuzism; social history.
Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the role of members of the Orthodox clergy in the Legionary Movement and the Cuzist parties (League of National-Christian Defence and National-Christian Party). It argues that despite a massive support for extreme right movements and parties, Romania did not develop a “clerical fascism”. Although cca one fourth of the Orthodox priests joined or supported far right movements, they were clearly underrepresented in higher party echelons.
Journal: Archiva Moldaviae
- Issue Year: VIII/2016
- Issue No: 8
- Page Range: 95-115
- Page Count: 21
- Language: Romanian