Item description for Denial and Repression of Antisemitism: Post-communist Rememberance of the Serbian Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic by Jovan Byford...
This book examines the rehabilitation over the past two decades of Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic (1881-1956), the controversial Serbian Orthodox Christian philosopher, written fifty years after his death. Having been vilified by the former Yugoslav Communist authorities as a traitor, antisemite and a fascist, Velimirovic has come to be regarded in Serbian society as a saintly figure and the most important religious person since medieval times. Byford charts the posthumous passage of Velimirovic from 'traitor' to 'saint' and examines the complementary dynamics of repression and denial that were used to divert public attention from the controversies surrounding his life.The book presents the first detailed examination of the way in which an Eastern Orthodox Church manages controversy surrounding the presence of anti-Semitism within its ranks and considers the implications of the continuing reverence of Nikolaj Velimirovic for the persistence of antisemitism in Serbian Orthodox culture and Serbian society as a whole. The study is based on a detailed examination of the changing representations of Velimirovic in the Serbian media and in commemorative discourse, as well as interviews with a number of prominent public figures who have been actively involved in the bishop's rehabilitation over the past two decades.
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Studio: Central European University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.94"
Release Date Sep 30, 2008
Publisher Central European University Press
ISBN 9639776157 ISBN13 9789639776159
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More About Jovan Byford
Jovan Byford is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at The Open University. His research interests include conspiracy theories, Holocaust survivor testimonies and antisemitism. He is the author of four books: Conspiracy Theories: A Critical Introduction (2011), Denial and Repression of Antisemitism: Post-Communist Remembrance of the Serbian Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovi (2008), Conspiracy Theory: Serbia vs. the New World Order (2006, in Serbian) and Staro sajmi te: a site remembered, forgotten, contested (2011, in Serbian).
Jovan Byford has an academic affiliation as follows - Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University The Open University, Milto.