Existential Sociology as a New Research Perspective in the Reflection on Religiosity of the Orthodox Academic Youth in Belarus
 
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Studium Europy Wschodniej (Program stypendialny im. K. Kalinowskiego, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Polska
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Aksana Shyrko   

Studium Europy Wschodniej (Program stypendialny im. K. Kalinowskiego, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Polska
Submission date: 2021-06-05
Final revision date: 2021-07-05
Acceptance date: 2021-07-05
Publication date: 2021-09-30
 
Studia Humanistyczne AGH 2021;(3):91–111
 
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The analysis' topic is the existential sociology, its theoretical and empirical implications related to the author's studies of the young peoples' religiosity in Belarus. As sociological studies show, many young people still consider themselves religious, but their relationship with church institutions is built with a sense of freedom. Therefore, we can talk about an increasing individual search of spirituality. This trend is less advanced for young orthodox although they also have consequences on their relationship with the religious institution (the church), the community and their own identity. There might be some links - similarities between attitudes towards religion and the existential approach based on SES-creative orientation which are shown in more "soft forms" of political activism, through personal experiences and actions of a spiritual or symbolic nature.