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Original scientific paper

RELIGION AND ITS ROLE IN TRANSITIONAL INFORMATION SOCIETY

Slavo Kukić ; Faculty of Economies, University of Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Marija Čutura ; Faculty of Economies, University of Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Abstract

Secularization was generally perceived as a relevant trend in development of modern societies throughout the second half of the 20th century. The end of century, on the other hand, has witnessed results incompatible with earlier projections. Moreover, religion and religious groups have experienced a kind of social rehabilitation. Religious influence penetration is especially notable in transition countries; the ones that only half a century ago were characterized by sectarian attitude towards religion and religious groups, as well as towards religious freedom. Multi-confessional countries, such as Bosnian-Herzegovinian, are particularly interesting in this context. What characterizes, for example, their trends regarding religion and its social role? Furthermore, is there a cause to suspect existence of theocratic social ambitions, and is the citizenry supportive of these ambitions? Do religious groups in conditions of changed social trends represent a factor of integration, or an instrument of social disintegration?

Keywords

religion, religion groups, religious education, religion and politics

Hrčak ID:

79921

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/79921

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