Introduction: new religions in Eastern Europe: new forms, recent developments

The introduction to this special issue on new religions in Eastern Europe provides a historical background on the place of new religious movements in the region during the Soviet and post-Soviet era. This includes the varieties of new and alternative religions active in these societies and how this...

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Published in:Nova religio
Main Author: Ališauskienė, Milda 1976-
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
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Published: University of Californiarnia Press [2017]
In:Nova religio
Year: 2017, Volume: 20, Issue: 3, Pages: 8-12
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Europe / New religion / History 1989-2017
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Summary:The introduction to this special issue on new religions in Eastern Europe provides a historical background on the place of new religious movements in the region during the Soviet and post-Soviet era. This includes the varieties of new and alternative religions active in these societies and how this changed after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The guest editor notes several main directions of scholarly research focusing on these new religions and summarizes the four articles included in this special issue, which focus on the Lithuanian neoshamanic community, the pyramid of Merkinė in Lithuania, marketing and branding strategies of contemporary spirituality movements in Estonia, and the Last Testament Church in Siberia, Russia.
ISSN:1092-6690
Contains:Enthalten in: Nova religio
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1525/nr.2017.20.3.8