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Churches and Religious Life

  • Dénes Kiss
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Part of the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series book series ( CAL)

Abstract

This chapter deals with another important segment of the Hungarian institutional network, the churches. It provides statistics about the religious distribution of the Hungarian community and the frequency of various religious practices, discusses the institutional network operated by the Hungarian churches and some of the most important religious movements. In Romania, and among Transylvanian Hungarians too, ecclesiastical religiosity is very high in a European comparison, and churches play a relatively important role in society. Also, in Transylvania the religious and ethnic cleavage reinforce each other. The institutions and organizations operated by the Hungarian churches—especially in the domain of education, social and health care—are constituent parts of the institutional network that sustains ethnic parallelism, and as such, are important tools of community building.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dénes Kiss
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  1. 1.Hungarian Department of Sociology and Social WorkBabeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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