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Title: Der Krieg im früheren Jugoslawiën
Subtitle: Das Versagen der Kirchen
Author(s): BREMER, Thomas
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 48    Issue: 3-4   Date: 1996   
Pages: 245-255
DOI: 10.2143/JECS.48.3.2003105

Abstract :
The War in Former Yugoslavia
The causes of the war and the role of religion and the churches in former Yugoslavia are discussed. History is often mentioned as an explanation for the war. However, not history itself but the current interpretation of historical events has caused great division between the peoples of former Yugoslavia: for example, the different opinions about the Battle of Kosovo Polje and about the Archbishop Stepinac. The churches have not been able to enter into a real dialogue and to prevent the exploitation of history.