Re-emerging Religiosity: The Mainstreaming of New Spirituality in Estonia

Uibu, Marko (2016) Re-emerging Religiosity: The Mainstreaming of New Spirituality in Estonia. Journal of Baltic Studies, 47 (2). pp. 257-274.

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Due to historical and cultural factors, Estonia is the country that places the least importance on religion, according to several surveys taken Europe-wide and worldwide. However, this does not mean that scientific materialism predominates in Estonia. Instead, many people believe in the supernatural and are increasingly interested in the emerging forms of new spiritualities. Based on the results of quantitative and qualitative studies, this article identifies indicators of the changing understandings about spiritual-alternative ideas and practices in Estonia and analyzes the tactics spiritual practitioners use to legitimize their worldviews. The Estonian situation, in which " fuzzy spirituality " is the most common form of religiosity, challenges researchers to find new methods and theoretical approaches to study religions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contemporary Spirituality, Popular Culture and Religious Studies, Religion & the Public Sphere, Secularisms and Secularities, New Age spirituality
Subjects: B Mission theology/theory > Spirituality
C Types of Christian Ministry > Discipleship
C Types of Christian Ministry > Youth ministry
Divisions: Baltic countries > Estonia
Depositing User: Katharina Penner
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2021 09:04
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2021 09:04

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