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Old Religion, New Spirituality: Implications of Secularisation and Individualisation in Estonia (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology #137) (Hardcover)

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Estonia is often described as one of the most secularised countries in the world in terms of de-institutionalisation and de-Christianisation. Old Religion, New Spirituality: Implications of Secularisation and Individualisation in Estonia, edited by Riho Altnurme, starts with the question: what are the historical reasons for Estonia to be so secularised? The decisive factor in the diminishment in the importance of Christianity was the overlap between social classes and ethnicities. The national identity of Estonians became disconnected to any religion.
Second, what are the consequences? How are the secularity of Estonia and the picture of individualised religiosity in this country linked? This book provides fresh results from surveys, archival work and analysis by a group of Estonian researchers.

Contributors include: Riho Altnurme, Lea Altnurme, Priit Rohtmets, Indrek Pekko, Toomas Schvak, Ringo Ringvee, Alar Kilp, and Marko Uibu.

About the Author


Riho Altnurme, Ph.D. (2000), University of Tartu, is Professor of Church History at that university. He has published articles and edited volumes on society, state and churches in the contemporary history of Estonia, including History of Estonian Ecumenism (University of Tartu, 2009).


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004461130
ISBN-10: 9004461132
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2021
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology
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