THE PILGRIMAGE AND THE INSTITUTIONAL DIMENSION OF RELIGION. THE CASE OF THE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX METROPOLIS FROM WESTERN AND SOUTHERN EUROPE Cover Image
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LE PELERINAGE ET LA DIMENSION INSTITUTIONNELLE DE LA RELIGION. LE CAS DE LA METROPOLE ORTHODOXE ROUMAINE D’EUROPE OCCIDENTALE ET MERIDIONALE
THE PILGRIMAGE AND THE INSTITUTIONAL DIMENSION OF RELIGION. THE CASE OF THE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX METROPOLIS FROM WESTERN AND SOUTHERN EUROPE

Author(s): Raluca Dima
Subject(s): History
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: pilgrimage; relics; ecumenism; religious institution; Romanian Orthodox Metropolis for Western and Southern Europe.

Summary/Abstract: This paper intends to deal with the manner in which a religious institution, the Romanian Orthodox Church, uses pilgrimage as an instrument for approaching global and local contexts characterized by fluidity, loss of meaning and continuous transformations regarding authority, with consequences in the religious field. Focusing on the case of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolis for Western and Southern Europe, the study uses discourse analysis in order to show how pilgrimage is shaped and absorbed into the religious institution’s “politics of survival” after 1989.

  • Issue Year: 58/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 139-161
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: French