Religious diversity in post-Soviet society : ethnographies of Catholic hegemony and the new pluralism in Lithuania

edited by Milda Ališauskienė and Ingo W. Schröder

Since the end of state repression against religion, two major processes have taken place in the formerly socialist countries: historically dominant churches strive to reassert their position in society, while new religious groups and ideas from various parts of the world are proliferating. This generated pluralism of religious communities and individual religious attitudes. "Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society" presents the first collection of ethnographies of this new religious diversity for Lithuania, a country that has a long history of a dominant Catholic Church. The authors reveal how Catholicism has become increasingly diversified and other religions (Charismatic Protestantism, Baltic Paganism, Eastern religions and other alternative spiritualities) are claiming their space in the religious field.

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  • Introduction, Milda Alisauskiene and Ingo W. Schroder
  • Catholic majority societies and religious hegemony: concepts and comparisons, Ingo W. Schroder
  • The history of religion in Lithuania since the 19th century, Arunas Streikus
  • 'We are all in exile here': perceptions of death, the soul and the afterlife in rural Lithuania, Lina Pranaityte
  • The elusive religious field in Lithuania, Ingo W. Schroder
  • From confrontation to conciliation: on syncretic rapprochement between Catholics and Charismatic Evangelists in Lithuania, Gediminas Lankauskas
  • Romuva looks East: Indian inspiration in Lithuanian paganism, Michael Strmiska
  • The New Age milieu in Lithuania: popular Catholicism or religious alternative?, Milda Alisauskiene
  • Muslims in Catholic Lithuania: divergent strategies in dealing with the marginality status, Egdunas Racuis
  • The neo-Buddhist White Lotus movement in search of legitimacy, Donotas Glodenis
  • Concluding thoughts, Ingo W. Schroder
  • Index.

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書名 Religious diversity in post-Soviet society : ethnographies of Catholic hegemony and the new pluralism in Lithuania
著作者等 Schröder, Ingo
Alisauskiene Milda
Schroder Ingo W.
Ališauskienė Milda
出版元 Ashgate
刊行年月 c2012
ページ数 xi, 212 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9781409409120
NCID BB18958283
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス