New Religious Movements – Dechristianization or Renovation?  Cover Image

Noile mişcări religioase – descreştinare sau reviriment?
New Religious Movements – Dechristianization or Renovation?

Author(s): Marius Ghidarcea
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă Alba Iulia
Keywords: denomination; church; salvation; theology; New Age; secularisation; globalization

Summary/Abstract: The fi rst step towards „New Age” is the emergence of „consumer religion” that make religion an approach to metaphysics only issue of material life. Human requirement is considering the idea of happiness in this life, prosperity, success, love or protection from diseases. The observation is overwhelming: most people go to church for „doing well.” Restorative solution is experiencing God through divine worship: from the simple orthodox symbolic-ritual worship assistance proposed by the Church, to the authentic experience of grace conveyed by community celebration.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2014
  • Issue No: Suppl_2
  • Page Range: 191-200
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Romanian