English title: Changes in Mythic Patterns in Estonian Religious Life Stories

Author(s): Lea Altnurme -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2011

Abstract

Statistics on religion in Estonia point to extensive changes over the last half-century. Research based on 77 religious life stories considered the nature of these changes, their implications on the individual level, and how the changes have taken place, with the conclusion that the bases of identity formation have been transformed. The Christian myth, which still underpins the life stories of members of the older generation and of Bible-based free congregations, has been partially or totally replaced by the New Age myth in the majority of the life stories of the younger generation.

Volume: 58

Issue: 1

From page no: 77

To page no: 94

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1177/0037768610392725

Journal: Social Compass

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