Nonfiction

The Catholic Church and Soviet Russia, 1917-1939 (Routledge, 2017).

“…Expertly outlines the relationship of the Catholic Church and the Soviet Union during the first two decades of Communist rule over the former Russian Empire, from the Bolshevik revolution to the eve of the Second World War.  This is familiar ground for the author.  Dennis Dunn is the foremost authority on the history of the difficult and complex connectionsContinue reading “The Catholic Church and Soviet Russia, 1917-1939 (Routledge, 2017).”

Praise for Dennis J. Dunn’s history books

The Catholic Church and Soviet Russia, 1917-1939 (Routledge, 2017).

“…Expertly outlines the relationship of the Catholic Church and the Soviet Union during the first two decades of Communist rule over the former Russian Empire, from the Bolshevik revolution to the eve of the Second World War.  This is familiar ground for the author.  Dennis Dunn is the foremost authority on the history of the difficult and complex connections between Russia and Catholicism, and has three previous well-regarded books on the subject to his credit.” Neal Pease, Professor, Dept. of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Journal of Church and State (Oxford), Volume 60, Issue 2, 1 May 2018.

A History of Orthodox, Islamic, and Western Christian Political Values (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016).

“A pioneering effort to show the influence of religio-political values on international history, political identity, and contemporary politics.” Palgrave-Macmillan Peer review, 2016. 

“Dunn masterfully assesses the core values of each civilization, showing how religion, as the generative principal of culture, continues to shape the struggles so evident in contemporary international relations where a new global culture, largely growing out of Latin Christianity now bids for glob al ascendancy.” Robert F. Gorman, University Distinguished Pressor of Political Science Emeritus, Texas State University, book cover.

The Catholic Church and Russia: Popes, Patriarchs, Tsars, and Commissars (Ashgate, 2004).

“Standard account of the political history of Catholicism in Russia,” Gregory L. Freeze, Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of History, Brandeis University, Church History, 2005.

Caught Between Roosevelt and Stalin: American Ambassadors in Moscow (Kentucky, 1998, Russian ed., 2004) “An excellent book…by one of the finest scholars,” Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 1998.

“Of the tens of thousands of books dealing with the history of the Second World War, in many languages, not only  with the history of the United States but also with the developing history of the world thereafter—your book is supremely important.” Letter to author from Historian John Lukacs, March 18, 2018.

Détente and Papal-Communist Relations, 1962-1978 (Westview Press, 1979).

”Breakthrough in the field,” Sabrina Ramet, co-editor of Cambridge University’s Politics and Religion.

The Catholic Church and the Soviet Government, 1939-1949 (Columbia,1977).  “A fully documented, objective and clearly major work.” Michael Bourdeaux, Head of Britain’s Keston College and Winner of the Templeton Prize, Times Literary Supplement, 1977.

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