Religious experience and traditional religiosity in Croatia

Marinović Bobinac, Ankica (2006) Religious experience and traditional religiosity in Croatia. In: Religions, churches and religiosity in post-communist Europe. Zakład Wydawniczy Nomos, Krakow, pp. 266-278. ISBN 83-60490-14-7

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The most general conclusion of this analysis indicates a correlation of experiencing various religious sensations with the religious affiliation of the respondents in the broadest sense. Most of the respondents did not connect the most widely spread religious experience related to the context of a predominant traditional church religiosity with the experience of supernatural forces. Obviously, this notion did not evoke in them any Christian, respectively Catholic context in which prevail religious experiences of God of a lower intensity – especially in relation to the experiences that belong more often to some other Christian traditions, to those that don t necessary belong to the Christian tradition or to the ones from the field of various alternative spiritualities. The more the respondents are religious, the more often they have religious experiences, being they of a lower intensity but not, of course, the experiences from the domain of alternative spiritualities. Besides the awareness of many problems related to the research of the religious experience in connection to its conceptualisation, operationalisation, measurement and defining, this paper also deals with an awareness of a delicacy of the interpretation of the religious experience, especially when it is examined only by using the quantitative methodology.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Language: English.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traditional church religiosity, religious experience, Croatia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Karolina
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 12:58
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 12:58

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