VENCÁLEK, Matouš. Religious, Socio-cultural and Political Worldviews of Modern Pagans in the Czech Republic. In 35th Biennial ISSR Conference, Barcelona, 9-12 July 2019. 2019.
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Original name Religious, Socio-cultural and Political Worldviews of Modern Pagans in the Czech Republic
Authors VENCÁLEK, Matouš (203 Czechia, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition 35th Biennial ISSR Conference, Barcelona, 9-12 July 2019, 2019.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Presentations at conferences
Field of Study 60304 Religious studies
Country of publisher Spain
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/19:00110291
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
Keywords (in Czech) moderní pohanství; politika; náboženství
Keywords in English modern paganism; politics; religiosity
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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Abstract
Modern Paganism is a small yet growing global religious movement that remains to a great extent under-researched. This paper presents the results of a research inspired by Helen Berger’s Pagan Census, conducted among Modern 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. LGBTQ+ 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 a strong emphasis on ethnic background.
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MUNI/A/1053/2018, internal MU codeName: Nové výzkumné metody v religionistickém výzkumu (Acronym: NOVYMREV)
Investor: Masaryk University, Grant Agency of Masaryk University, Category A
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