• Maria Serafimova South-West University “Neofit Rilsky”, Bulgaria.


It presents no problem for a well-established, stable social world to go from the past, through the present and towards the future. However, what if the crises are consecutive and never ending? A necessity of security and support, a need of firm grounds for the worldly and social universe of the people, appears in that case. Religion could help to legitimate the purposes and actions of a society, to strengthen the determination of its people. In fact, it symbolizes a kind of social solidarity and a collective sentiment. The whole of the religious answers constitutes the sacred universe of traditional societies, but it could be included in the creation of a modern sacred, given that “sacred” does not mean only “religious”. Essential part of this presentation is based on sociological surveys, conducted using qualitative methods, rather than quantitative ones.

Keywords: religions, secularization, sacred, profane, society, values, cleavage, Church, Political Parties


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