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Religious Community, Rite de Passage and Routinization


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Šantek, Goran Pavel. (2005). Religious Community, Rite de Passage and Routinization. Etnološka tribina, 34-35(27-28). pp. 39-52. ISSN 0351-1944

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The author discusses anthropological and religous postulations of the rites of passage, routinization of charismatic religiousness, so-called shamanistic or priestlike relation towards the sacred and the religion as a means of defining socially establishable structures and values based on his research of Neo Catechumen(al) Way, a religious movement established in 1964 in Spain. The paper shows that the Neo Catechumen(al) Way can be interpreted as a rite of passage lasting several years, whose aim is to establish a new, sacral identity of its followers. The main means of this reidentification is ritual life in whose basis there are many smaller rites of passage. The process of routinization, that is, of structuring and formalizing the charismatic religiousness, has not skipped this religious phenomenon, which is also illustrated as a means of social subsistence

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anthropology of religion,routinization, rite de passage
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 12:54
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:54

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