Religion Within and Beyond Borders: The Case of Croatia.

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      The authors analyse religiosity in Croatia from the point of view of significant differences among its regions demonstrating an array of theoretical and methodological difficulties in interpreting religious changes in the post-Communist era, particularly the revitalization of religion in some countries and the contradictory social role of religion in most countries of Central and Eastern Europe. That the differences in religiosity between Croatian regions are connected to borders with countries of different religions, nations and/or languages and with the historical as well as recent social processes is very visible. Apart from the dominant paradigms of explanation (differences in historical processes and the trend of politicization of religion and ‘religionization’ of politics in the transitional period), the authors suggest that the possible influence of politicization must be considered over a much longer historical period, that different patterns of socio-religious development have long-lasting consequences and that the role of religion as a cultural resource for individuals and for social groups must not be neglected. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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      Les auteurs analysent les variantes régionales significatives de la religiosité en Croatie et mettent en lumière l'ensemble des difficultés méthodologiques et théoriques d'une interpretation des changements religieux dans la période du post-communisme, en particulier la revitalisation de la religion dans certains pays et le rôle social contradictoire de la religion dans la plupart des pays d'Europe centrale et de l'Est. On observe différents types de religiosité dans les régions croates qui doivent être mis en relation avec le pays de religion, nation et/ou langue différente dont elles sont limitrophes. Au-delà des paradigmes explicatifs dominants (les différences de processus historiques ainsi que la politisation de la religion et la ‘religionisation’ de la politique dans la période de transition), les auteurs suggèrent que l'éventuelle influence de la politique doit être observée dans une période historique bien plus longue, que les divers types de développements socio-religieux ont des consequences à long terme et que le rôle de la religion comme ressource culturelle pour les individus et les groupes sociaux ne doit pas être négligé. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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