The Transformation of Religious Orders in Central and Eastern Europe
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The first volume to explore various facets of contemporary change in consecrated religious life in selected Central and Eastern European countries, this book presents a series of studies of Catholic and Orthodox monasticism.
With attention to changes in the economy, everyday life, organisation and social presence of monastic orders, contributors shed light on the impact of 20th and 21st century social and cultural processes – such as communism and its collapse or the growth of new communication technologies – on life in the cloister.
Bringing together research from various locations in Central and Eastern Europe, it will appeal to scholars and students of sociology, religious studies and theology, with interests in religious orders and transformations of religious life from a social perspective.
Table of Contents
MARCIN JEWDOKIMOW, ISABELLE JONVEAUX AND STEFANIA PALMISANO
2. Changes in religious life since the 1970s in quantitative terms – situation in the CEE countries in the context of global transformations
3. Clericalisation and the search for identity in Roman Catholic religious institutes in Poland at the turn of the 21st century
ISABELLE JONVEAUX AND WOJCIECH SADLON
4. Female religious congregations in Poland in the face of changes from Communism to the transformation period (1945–2000)
5. The economy of Polish monasteries: Between the charismatic and routinisation stage
6. The reinvention of tradition: The moral economy of monastic life in the Czech Republic
BARBORA SPALOVÁ, MAREK LIŠKA AND TEREZA PICKOVÁ
7. New Monastic Communities in Poland
8. The presence of religious orders in Hungarian society
EDIT MÁRTA RÉVAY
9. Orthodox monasteries as pilgrimage sites in contemporary Russia
Stefania Palmisano is Associate Professor in the Department of Culture, Politics and Society at the University of Turin, Italy, and co-editor of Monasticism in Modern Times.
Isabelle Jonveaux is Lecturer of Religious Studies at the Universities of Graz and Linz, Austria, and co-editor of Monasticism in Modern Times.
Marcin Jewdokimow is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and acting Head of the Department of 20th and 21st Century Culture in the Institute of Classical and Cultural Studies at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland. He is the co-editor of A Visual Approach to the Study of Religious Orders: Zooming in on Monasteries.