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Alternatywne ruchy religijne jako element współczesnego multikulturalizmu
Alternative religious movements as an element of modern multiculturalism

Author(s): Robert T. Ptaszek
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Sociology, Philosophy of Religion, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Fundacja »Lubelska Szkoła Filozofii Chrześcijańskiej«
Keywords: multiculturalism; culture; Christianity; religious movement; Europe

Summary/Abstract: The article consists of two parts. In the first, which has an introductory character, the author recalls the role which Christianity has played in Western culture yet recently and depicts the peculiarity of modern anti-religious Western culture. In the second part he shows how alternative (new) religious movements function in this culture. The author pays a particular attention on those elements of contemporary culture which enable to create and develop such movements. In his conclusion, the author points out that this multicultural alternative which is offeered by contemporary religious movements is essentially apparent. This is so, because referring to ideas which come from non-European cultures does not resolve important problems of the modern European. Instead of answers there are new, even tougher to explain, problems and questions.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 117-135
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish