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  Transnational Ways of Life, Secularization and Sects. Interpreting Novel Religious Phenomena of the Moldavian Csángó Villages

    The paper aims to describe phenomena's of modernization in Moldavian Csango villages in the context of religiosity. It interprets the most signifi cant shifts in the life forms and traditional religiosity, the changeof central values, tendencies of secularization and the emergence of sectarianism. The author argues that the religious experience gradually evades community and (Church) legitimation, so that the ever largerindividualization of religious experiences and conceptualization leads to the pluralization of worldviews. The impersonalization of social control, the changing norms that aff ect everyday life, the role change of religiousvalues, the individualization of communities, basically the transforming forces of modernization on society disable the catholic church to fully integrate the Csango village population, who in rising numbersattend new teachings that off er an updated worldview, as well as a brand new set of community/religious norms. The author argues, that sectarianism/sectarianization is a part of modernizational strategies, and that as a consequence of transnational life forms, sects have become part of social mobility. 

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