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Non-institutionalised Lay Religious Communities in the Czech Republic and the Care for the Ill Strategy

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  • Jan V¨¢n¨§

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    (University of West Bohemia)

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    The objective of this study is to focus on how two non-institutionalised lay religious communities in the Czech Republic, selected for this research, apply an adaptation strategy called the care for the ill strategy. The aim is to demonstrate the way these communities view the phenomenon of health/illness and how it is reflected in their relationship to the Catholic Church. This paper is part of a larger ethnographic study that analyses activities carried out by non-institutionalised religious communities active in the Catholic environment.

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    Article provided by Redfame publishing in its journal International Journal of Social Science Studies.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 96-109

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    Handle: RePEc:rfa:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:1:p:96-109

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    Keywords: Catholic Church in the Czech Republic; non-institutionalised communities; care for the ill strategy;

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