Religion and Society in Tension in Croatia

Social and Legal Status of Religious Communities
  • Siniša Zrinščak
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)

Abstract

Historical as well as current social processes are key factors for understanding particular social questions, such as churchstate relations in a country. Differences in European patterns of churchstate relations are only understandable from different historical legacies, as some prominent analyses show (e.g., Robbers, 1996). This is also the best way to control ideological positions that can in different and subtle ways influence not only the architecture of church-state relations but also scientific approaches to them. But the question arises, in what way can sociological understanding serve as a basis for analysis? Or, to put in a different way: to what extent can understanding serve as justification?

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Europe Income Baran Tral Ghost 

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