A chapter entitled „Anticlericalism, nonreligiosity and atheism in Croatia“ by Dr. Nikolina Hazdovac Bajić, Dr. Dinka Marinović Jerolimov and Dr. Branko Ančić is part of a book „Freethought and atheism in Central and Eastern Europe: the development of secularity and non-religion“ published by the prominent Routledge London within the Routledge Studies in Religion.
The chapter is part of a broader study on secularism in Central and Eastern Europe. It describes anticlerical, ateistic and antireligious ideas that were present and more or less visible in the Croatian society during different periods, despite Catholicism being the most prominent identification of Croats throughout history. The authors outline these ideas from their beginnings in the 19th century, through the role they played during the communist regime, to the present-day renewal of religiosity as a form of conformism and the influence of new social movements, such as New Atheism, in the last few years.
Published: February 28, 2020