By Jovan Byford
Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović (1881–1956) is arguably one the main debatable figures in modern Serbian nationwide tradition. Having been vilified by means of the previous Yugoslav Communist gurus as a fascist and an antisemite, this Orthodox Christian philosopher has over the last 20 years become seemed in Serbian society because the most vital non secular individual due to the fact medieval occasions and an embodiment of the actual Serbian nationwide spirit. Velimirović was once officially canonised by way of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 2003. during this ebook, Jovan Byford charts the posthumous transformation of Velimirović from ‘traitor’ to ‘saint’ and examines the dynamics of repression and denial that have been used to divert public realization from the controversies surrounding the bishop’s existence, an important of that is his antisemitism. Byford deals the 1st certain exam of how during which an jap Orthodox Church manages controversy surrounding the presence of antisemitism inside its ranks and he considers the consequences of the continued reverence of Nikolaj Velimirović for the patience of antisemitism in Serbian Orthodox tradition and in Serbian society as a complete. This publication relies on an in depth exam of the altering illustration of Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović within the Serbian media and in commemorative discourse dedicated to him. The e-book additionally makes large use of particular interviews with a couple of Serbian public figures who've been actively concerned about the bishop’s rehabilitation during the last decades.
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Denial and Repression of Antisemitism: Post-Communist Remembrance of the Serbian Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović (Hors collection) by Jovan Byford