Inter-war right-wing movements in the Baltic states and their religious affiliation

The article discusses the different religious affiliations of three inter-war right-wing movements in the Baltic States. The Lithuanian Iron Wolf remained indifferent to the religious issues, the Estonian Veterans’ League stressed the value of the Christian faith and formed links with the Lutheran C...

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Main Author: Misāne Agita
Corporate Author: Symposium of SIEF Commission of folk religion (3.) (1999) (Szeged)
Format: Book part
Published: 2001
Series:Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár 6
Politics and folk religion 6
Kulcsszavak:Vallásosság - 20. sz., Valláspolitika - 20. sz., Népi vallásosság
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Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/69995
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Summary:The article discusses the different religious affiliations of three inter-war right-wing movements in the Baltic States. The Lithuanian Iron Wolf remained indifferent to the religious issues, the Estonian Veterans’ League stressed the value of the Christian faith and formed links with the Lutheran Church, while the Latvian Thundercross favoured the ideas of the pre-Christian revivalism and closely collaborated with the Dievturi movement. The difference in religious choice is explained by (1) the different character of the Estonian (radical right) and the Latvian (extreme right) movements and (2) the formalisation of the pre-Christian revivalism ideology according to the Protestant pattern. Although the doctrine differed greatly, the style of thought and manner of presentation made the Latvian pre-Christian revivalism more open to the right-wing political thought - a feature commonly found with the Protestant Churches of Europe.
Physical Description:75-87
ISBN:963 482 400 5
ISSN:1419-1288