ORTHODOX RELIGIOSITY IN MODERN BELARUS: AFTER TRADITION ’S BREAK (PRELIMINARY DATA)
Abstract: Religiosity in Belarus, one of the post‑Soviet republics, is determined today by a strong pre‑revolutionary (1917) influence of the Orthodox tradition (successor of the Byzantine Christianity); the remaining of directive atheism of the Soviet period; the rapid post‑Soviet revival of religiosity; the domination of forms, ethnocultural religiosity since the mid‑2000s. The following stabilisation of growth of confessional structure of religiosity in the country contributed to the growth of consciousness in religious stance of the population, which is proved by the represented data.
Authors: Karassyova, Svetlana
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2016, vol. 9, number: 1, pages: 215-224 (PDF file)
Key words: RELIGIOSITY, REVIVAL OF RELIGIOSITY, POST‑SOVIET RELIGIOSITY, POST‑SOVIET ORTHODOXY