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A particular profile

The current religious situation in Greece is characterised by a religious fusion that is both official (close relations between Church and State) and popular (popular rituals). Greece also has a socio-religious profile that is relatively exceptional compared to Western Europe’s religious model: secularisation and modernity/religious post-modernity. Greece did not directly experience the Renaissance, the Reformation or the Enlightenment and is the only Orthodox country that did not experience communism.

D 19 September 2012    ALina Molokotos

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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