This work represents a rare historical and theological reflection in the English language on the role of the Christian church in an eastern European community. The Czech Republic, one of the most secularized nations in Europe, presents a unique study of the struggle of the Christian Church to engage in a dialogue with a profoundly secularized society. The book begins with a brief historical overview of Czech religious history from the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century and then goes on to both identify and analyze in greater depth the issues that have surfaced since the revolution of 1989 as an ecclesiastical culture clashes with an evolving secularized one dominated by goals determined by a new economic system. The author believes that the experience of the Church in the Czech Republic offers valuable insights to the universal Church as it confronts the phenomenon of secularization in its Twenty-First Century expression.
Daniel Di Domizio was raised in Niagara Falls, New York. He obtained a doctorate in Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris with an emphasis in historical theology. His articles on the history and current situation of the churches in the Czech Republic have appeared in Theological Studies and Religion in Eastern Europe. Di Domizio is currently a professor of religious studies at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a frequent visitor to the Czech Republic.