Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective: Revival of Religious Fundamentalism in East and West

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RELIGIOUS REVIVAL OR POLITICAL SUBSTITUTION: POLISH ROMAN CATHOLIC MOVEMENTS AFTER WORLD WAR II

Janusz L. Mucha and Maciej K. Zaba

In this chapter we deal with certain Roman Catholic religious revival movements in Poland during the three decades preceding the breakdown of communism. We argue that peculiar national, social, and political situations and the influence of Vatican II on the Roman Catholic Church have been conducive to enhancing those movements' popularity. In essence, new religious movements occurred in Poland, both as a result of a decline of community life and due to forced secularization of the public source. In turn, this secularization was largely a result of the Communist Party's efforts to purge religion from public life. The movements ultimately were not organized for political reasons, though, for a brief time, some of them were politically involved.

Social movements of religious revival or renewal occur in various regimes. The movements to be discussed in this chapter have mostly an urban character. Interestingly, some of them "operated" to some extent in the countryside and in villages but never became significant there. We analyze specific movements within the Roman Catholic Church. Rural religious movements (such as Jehovah's Witnesses and Pentecostals), at least in Poland, frequently are departures from the Catholic Church. In this sense, the rural religious renewal movements are more culturally radical. If one follows sociological theories of social movements, one finds more cases showing that the urban situation has made some grievances within the Roman Catholic Church more possible and acceptable and has given some resources to those movements within the church. Thus, we do not compare the rural and urban situations here but rather focus on operating within major urban areas, most of which were also important academic centers.

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