VENCÁLEK, Matouš. Religious, Socio-cultural and Political Worldviews of Contemporary Czech Pagans. In Annual EASR Conference "Relocating Religion" (Helsinki, June 28-July 1). 2016.
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Original name Religious, Socio-cultural and Political Worldviews of Contemporary Czech Pagans
Authors VENCÁLEK, Matouš (203 Czechia, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Annual EASR Conference "Relocating Religion" (Helsinki, June 28-July 1), 2016.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Presentations at conferences
Field of Study 60300 6.3 Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Country of publisher Finland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/16:00092273
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
Keywords in English religion; politics; values; contemporary paganism
Tags rivok
Tags International impact
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Michaela Ondrašinová, Ph.D., učo 64955. Changed: 22/2/2017 16:34.
Abstract
This paper presents the results of a research inspired by Helen Berger’s Pagan Census, conducted among Czech Pagans. It explores the worldviews of Czech Pagans from different Pagan groups, regarding the questions of spirituality (e.g. the beliefs about afterlife, reincarnation or magic), society and culture (e.g. regarding LGBT rights, drugs or the status of women in society) and politics (e.g. regarding the market regulation, social welfare, as well as specific political party preferences). It focuses on the differences, as well as on the commonalities among various Pagan groups as the Pagan movement is highly diversified and sprouts from several different sources: some groups have emerged from naturalizing and romanticizing tendencies and emphasize the sacredness of nature, worship and respect for all of its creatures; while some groups have emerged from rather nationalistic tendencies and focus on the worship of the Gods and ancestors with strong emphasis on ethnic background.
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MUNI/A/0931/2015, internal MU codeName: Teoretické a metodologické výzvy religionistiky (Acronym: TEMEVYR)
Investor: Masaryk University, Grant Agency of Masaryk University, Category A
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