TITLE

Eschatological Time in Romanian Traditional Culture

AUTHOR(S)
BERINDEI, Cosmina-Maria
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Philobiblon: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research;2010, Vol. 15, p408
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The present study presents the results of an extensive research on how eschatological time is perceived in Romanian traditional culture. In this text we analyze the cumulative model of the Romanian beliefs and superstitions about the eschatological time. The conclusion we reached is that imaginary Romanian traditional culture is a cultural synthesis between elements of Christian dogma and pagan elements present in the cultural substrate. This was articulated, for example in a belief that the end of the world can be postponed by one hundred years through prayers to the Virgin Mary. It is a comfortable period of time, equal to the life of a generation, which gives additional security to the contemporaries.
ACCESSION #
59357982

 

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