Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 21, Winter

Celebrating a Storyteller: Elie Wiesel
This article presents several general perspectives concerning the reception of Elie Wiesel's work and public activity as well as the way they are viewed by those who study his biography and by the general public. At his eightieth anniversary, Wiesel...
Ideology, Politics, and Religion in the Work of the Historian Silviu Dragomir
In 1962, after insisting upon the Vienna moment and comparing the points in the second Leopold Diploma, the author believed that the union was fulfilled in Vienna where the imperial authorities played an essential role. The Jesuits, who were considered...
Malls and the Holy Trinity of Teens: Pleasure, Leisure, and Consumption in Transylvania
Malls have become social magnets for people of all social strata, young included, and, in this guise, they apparently emulate churches in their function of ritually congregating people at weekends or on Sundays. In the following we shall endeavour to...
Nationality and Confession in Orthodoxy
The relation between Christianity and nation is a very old but also a permanent theme within the Ecumenical Movement. Our aim is to explain why this relation is so important for us, the Europeans, because Europe is in fact, a continent of nations that...
Perspectives on the Core Characteristics of Religious Fundamentalism Today
Abstract: The surge of religious fundamentalism is a present reality. This way of reasoning breeds ideologies that are both religious and political in nature and mount themselves against a perceived threat or enemy in order to protect their identities....
Rotten Apples, Bitter Pears: An Updated Motivational Typology of Romania's Radical Right's Anti-Semitic Postures in Post-Communism*
Abstract:Post-communist anti-Semitism in Romania and elsewhere in East Central Europe is not necessarily driven by the same motivations. Basically, each of the categories I employ in the taxonomy (updating earlier endeavors) acts out of a different motivation...
The Influence of the Religious Factors on the Electoral Option-Quantitative Analysis
In this study there are presented a series of aspects concerning the religious behavior of the Romanian population. By using quantitative analysis we have identified a series of religious key factors which can be used by parties and politicians to obtain...