CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL FOR CONTEMPORARY RELIGION

CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL FOR CONTEMPORARY RELIGION
Central European Journal for Contemporary Religion is a scholarly journal issued both by the Hussite Theological Faculty of the Charles University and Karolinum Press, serving as a publication platform for Comparative Religion and related scholarship. It focuses mainly on contemporary religious phenomena with special (but not exclusive) focus on Central and Eastern Europe. It should serve both as a source of information on the religious life in the region and as a reservoir of scholarly studies focused on contemporary lived religion at large. It is issued semi-annually both in print and online (open access). Its goal is to bring up thought-provoking contributions related not only to current established religions and religious movements, both new and old, but also to map contemporary spirituality in its wider context including New Age milieu, Neopaganism and pop-cultural spirituality. The journal also covers latest theoretical and methodological trends in Comparative Religion, Ritual Studies and other disciplines. The editorial board consists of scholars from most Czech Comparative Religion departments as well as experts on the most important religious traditions of the world.

CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL FOR CONTEMPORARY RELIGION, Vol 3 No 1 (2019), 35–63

Religion and Religiosity in Contemporary Poland

Dariusz Wadowski

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/25704893.2019.2
announced: 31. 01. 2020

abstract

The article addresses the problem of changes that are currently taking place in the field of religious beliefs, religious customs and the role of religion and the Catholic Church in Polish society. The author presents selected data from sociological research conducted in recent years, which quite clearly show trends of weakening religious engagement, increase in religious pluralism, individualization and privatization of religion, as well as weakening the importance of the institutional Church. Although certain tendencies are outlined, it is unpredictable what their further course will be. In the light of the presented research results, it is clear that the Catholic Church in Poland must look for new forms of pastoral care and new forms of presence in the life of Polish society.

keywords: religion; religiosity; secularization; Poland; sociology of religion

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157 x 230 mm
published: 2 x per year
print price: 180 czk
ISSN: 2533-7955
E-ISSN: 2570-4893

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