Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/31912
Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Rosta, Gergely
Title: Does Religion matter?
Is part of: Kultūra ir visuomenė: socialinių tyrimų žurnalas, 2012, nr. 3(2), p. 131-134
Date: 2012
Abstract: Miklos Tomka (1941-2010) was without doubt one of the most distinguished social researchers of religiosity in Central and Eastern Europe. The main focus of his work was not only the religious situation in his native country Hungary but also its broader geopolitical context, the entire former Soviet bloc. M. T omka was among the very few scholars who had the opportunity to scientifically study the changing religiosity already during the communist era. From the beginning on, in the early 70s his research on secularization theory and process was the main topic that stood out in his studies. His leading question was: Is there indeed an unstoppable, irreversible process of religious decline resulting from social modernization and fostered by the atheistic ideology and anticlerical politics of the socialist regimes as it was indicated by the secularization theories? His conclusion was a resounding “no;” a view that was not quite obvious considering the circumstances during times of late socialism but that became current after the fall of communist regimes and with the rise of antisecularization positions within the sociology of religion.
Internet: https://eltalpykla.vdu.lt/1/31912
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/31912
Appears in Collections:Kultūra ir visuomenė: socialinių tyrimų žurnalas 2012, nr. 3(2)

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