Gustavsson, Anders: Introduction. In: Politics and folk religion, (6). pp. 5-8. (2001)

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People’s beliefs, whether they fall within the teachings of the church or not, belong to the folk religion. The studies of folk religion comprise all social classes, peasant culture and middle class as well as workers. Investigations of folk religion do not only focus on the pre-industrial era, but also on religiously oriented beliefs and customs among people in the secularised modern society. In our days it is important to examine how the many immigrants and their churches adjust to completely new conditions, for example in the way of dressing and concerning food prohibitions. One field of research which is suited for international comparisons concerns the significance of religion in cultural meetings across borders of different kinds, and those conflicts and forms of cooperation that may arise. Religion and politics do not have to be opposed, but may also be linked to each other. What looks like religious antagonisms may in fact have a political motivation. The main interest for the folklorist is the role religion plays for common people within different groupings and not just within the political or religious elite.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: Politics and folk religion
Date: 2001
Volume: 6
ISSN: 1419-1288
ISBN: 963 482 400 5
Page Range: pp. 5-8
Series Name: Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár
Event Title: Symposium of SIEF Commission of folk religion (3.) (1999) (Szeged)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Vallásosság - 20. sz. - bevezetés, Valláspolitika - 20. sz. - bevezetés, Népi vallásosság - bevezetés
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 8. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology > 06.01.01. History
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion > 06.03.04. Religious studies
Date Deposited: 2020. Sep. 11. 10:21
Last Modified: 2020. Sep. 11. 10:45

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