Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 24, Winter

Aspects concerning the Crisis of Philosophy in the University System from Romania
The present text discusses several aspects of the institutional crisis of philosophy in the Romanian educational system after 1989. On the one hand, at the level of university educational system, one may note the marginalization of philosophy programs,...
A Stereotype: The Lack of the Social Utility of Philosophy
The way in which the relations among philosophy, religion and politics have been built and evolved in post-1989-Romania brought about the development of several stereotypes connected to the social inutility of philosophy, to the graduates' difficulty...
Church and State in Post-Communist Romania: Priorities on the Research Agenda
This paper looks at the state of research on church-state relations in post-communist Romania in order to provide an outline of the most important questions which need to be addressed in the coming years. The article consists of two parts. First, a survey...
Church, Religion and Belief: Paradigms for Understanding the Political Phenomenon in Post-Communist Romania
Starting from the hypothesis that the predominant church, religion and belief in Romania (i.e. the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Orthodox religion and the Orthodox belief) are paradigms that help understand politics, we will highlight in the present...
Contemporary Ecumenism between the Theologians' Discourse and the Reality of Inter-Confessional Dialogue. Case Study: Bihor
Religious freedom in Romania after 1989 has contributed decisively to changes in the religious structure in the country. From a religious point of view, the fall of the communist regime meant the end of abuse or interdictions for many people and communities....
Convergence or Replacement? Attitudes towards Political and Religious Institutions in Contemporary Romania
Unlike other Post-Communist countries, Romania displays three clear individual-level trends related to political and religious institutions. The Romanians are the most supportive for the EU and Church, and the most critical towards national political...
Demographic Evolutions between Religion and Politics
Valuing the professional literature, the paper highlights in its first part, the main factors that influence the demographic behaviours, especially birth-rate, meaning the cultural, biological, economic, social and political factors. I have tried to...
Harmonious and Discordant Elements in the "Symphony" of the Romanian Orthodox Church - the Romanian State after December 1989
Soon after December 1989, the Romanian political power and the Romanian Orthodox Church have established that they had common interests regarding the preservation of several elements of the old leadership structures. A radical severance with the past...
Political Parties and Religion in Post-Decembrist Romania
The present text aims at mapping out a synopsis of the main political parties from Romania after 1989 on the one hand, and at pointing out the way in which their activity interferes with religion, on the other hand. To this point we have endeavored to...
References to God and the Christian Tradition in the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe: An Examination of the Background
The paper offers a survey of the debate on the introduction, in the Preamble of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, of references to God and Europe's Christian tradition. It examines the question of European identity and values which motivates...
Religion and Political Communication during Elections in Romania
In the context in which the majority of Romanians are orthodox and the level of trust in Church is very high, this paper aims to analyze the level of political interference into religious life. The article focuses on particular aspects of political communication,...
Religious Icons in Romanian Schools: Text and Context
Public discourse on religious matters is a sensitive issue in Romania. It has raised heated debates for at least two reasons: on the one hand, the repressive policy of the Communist regime concerning religion created a strong boomerang-effect, a religious...
Religious Interactions of the Romanian Political Parties. Case Study: The Christian-Democratic Connection
Over the past 20 years, along with official endeavors directed towards the accession of Romania into the European structures, political parties tried to integrate themselves into wider European families. Approaching the European People's Party (the most...
Romanian Orthodoxy, between Ideology of Exclusion and Sécularisation Amiable
The present study represents a preliminary theoretical attempt to analyse the socio-political influence and impact of the Romanian Orthodoxy within the Romanian public life and political culture since 1990, both through the relation between the Orthodox...
The Partnership between the State and the Church against Trafficking in Persons
Trafficking in persons is a multi-sided phenomenon accompanying the current migration flows, therefore, the actions that must be undertaken in order to prevent, combat the phenomenon as well as to assist the victims of trafficking require a large partnership...
Values and Students' Political Participation
This study presents a series of theoretical aspects and empirical results obtained after some scientific research conducted on values (instrumental, terminal and religious) and on the political involvement of students from the university. The study was...