New and old religious communities in 20th-century Estonia, on the example of West Estonia

Plaat, Jaanus: New and old religious communities in 20th-century Estonia, on the example of West Estonia. In: Religious movements and communities in the 19-20. centuries, (2). pp. 17-28. (1999)

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Abstract

West Estonia has been the main centre of Christian religious movements in Estonia from at leastthe 18th century onwards. At the end ofthe 20th century, as before, religious life in West Estonia appears to be more active than elsewhere in Estonia. To explain the relative vitality ofreligious movements in West Estonia as compared to the rest ofthe country, I will first present an overview ofreligious movements in West Estonia from the 1740s to the end ofthe 1980s, also throwing some light on religious life elsewhere in Estonia and on the political events which have exercised considerable influence on Estonian religious life in the 20th century. Finally I will give a survey of religious communities in Estonia and especially in West Estonia since the end of the 1980s. After the occupation of Estonia by the anti-religion Soviet Union, the data on Estonian religious life are fragmentary. We also lack trustworthy statistics on Estonian religious movements and their adherents in the 1990s. Therefore I shall limit myself, in the final part of my paper, to the preliminary results of my research on West Estonian religious life.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: Religious movements and communities in the 19-20. centuries
Date: 1999
Volume: 2
ISSN: 1419-1288
ISBN: 963 482 316 5
Page Range: pp. 17-28
Series Name: Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár
Event Title: Finnish-Hungarian Folklore Symposium (11.) (1998) (Szeged)
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/69853/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vallási néprajz - 20. sz. - Észtország
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 27-28. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology > 05.04.03. Anthropology, ethnology
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology > 05.04.03. Anthropology, ethnology > 05.04.03.05. Ethnography
06. Humanities
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. 14. 12:52
Last Modified: 2020. Sep. 14. 12:52
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/70045

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