Gorgan 2/2009

Sociologie Românească, Vol. VII, no. 2/2009, pp. 130-140.




Direcţii de studiere a religiozităţii în spaţiul creştin ortodox românesc

Directions in the study of religiosity in the Romanian Christian Orthodox space

Anca Gorgan


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Abstract: Statistical data point out the high level of Romanians’ religiosity as compared to other European Christian peoples. There is an evident contradiction between this observed reality and the New Testament syntagm which denominates the Christians as the little flock. Moreover, in the study of the religious phenomena from a sociological perspective, a standardized measurement methodology suitable to each Christian denomination is still absent. In this study, I want to identify another way at analyzing the Orthodox Christian religiosity,  considering that the sociological arguments must be adequate to the very specificity of this denomination. The questions that will be addressed later represent the starting point of my endeavor that will hopefully finalize in the elaboration of an instrument for the measurement of the Orthodox Christian religiosity.

Keywords: Orthodox Christian religiosity, religious capital, religious habitus, social capital, economic capital, socialization.

Cuvinte-cheie: credință ortodoxă, capital religios, habitus religios, capital social, capital economic, socializare.