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Individualizace, detradicionalizace a moderní religiozita. Okultismus jako důsledek a projev modernizačních změn.

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Title in English Individualization, detraditionalization and Modern Religiosity. Occultism as a Consequence and Manifestation of Modernization Changes.


Year of publication 2008
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Religio, Revue pro religionistiku
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Philosophy and religion
Keywords Occultism; Esotericism; Modern Religiosity; Modernization; Literacy; Printing
Description The paper presents a social-historical analysis of occultism. This case of a specific modern religiosity is analyzed to demonstrate that a religion does not tend to disappear under the preasures of modernization, but is rather transformed. Very crucial factors of this transformation are the spread of mediated communication (especially through printed media) and generalization of literacy. These factors are responsible for changes on the level of religious thinking as well as on the level of social organization of religious groups.
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