The Decline of Contemporary Celtic Paganism in the Czech Republic : Factors in the Growth and Erosion of Czech Celtophilia

Authors

REICHSTÄTER Jan

Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Web https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/POM/issue/current
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/pome.33534
Keywords Ancient Celts; Contemporary Celtic Paganism; Contemporary Czech Paganism; Paganism in the Czech Republic; religion in the Czech Republic
Description The article analyses the phenomenon of Celtophilia within the framework of Czech identity and history. It deals with two main issues: (1) the historical development of Czech Celtophilia, in its both non-religious and religious forms, and (2) the dynamics of its present-day decline. Though the reasons for Czech enthusiasm for Celtic history and identity, as well as skepticism about Czech Celticity, were always diverse and variable, the purpose of the article is to present a general explanation of these issues and their contributing factors.
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