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“Праваслаўныя”: рэлігійная ідэнтычнасьць у рэгіянальных дасьледаваньнях
“The Orthodox believers”: religious identity in regional studies

Author(s): Natalia Vasilevich
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Палітычная сфера
Keywords: Рэлігійная ідэнтычнасць; нацыянальная ідэнтычнасць; рэгіянальныя даследаванні; праваслаўе; religious identity; national identity; regional studies; Orthodox Church; methodology

Summary/Abstract: The article covers the methodological problem in studying religious identity and political culture. The author criticizes Weberian approach to strict influence of religion on social behaviour, trying to trace the roots of Belarusian tradition of seeing the availability of western and eastern Christianity as key-division in national and civilization identity, which has transformed over the last decades to regionalist difference seen as a cause of different religious identities.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 040-047
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Belarussian