Material, Political and Postsecular Dimensions of Polish Catholicism.


Keywords: Poland, Catholicism, postsecular dimensions


The set of works featured in this issue presents the most recent anthropological insights into Catholicism – a complex and varied phenomenon, which has proved fascinating for the researchers, as is apparent from this collection. The focus was on showing the multidimensionality of Catholicism and its many faces, especially on the fact that this denomination has not yet been sufficiently researched by anthropologists. The authors used the study of Polish Catholicism, which is incorrectly deemed homogeneous, as a starting point for outlining the directions of reflecting upon the creed and the multitude of possible approaches to interpreting it.


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Author Biographies

Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

PhD Hab. in ethnology; Deputy Director for General Affairs in the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Magdalena Lubańska, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology - University of Warsaw

PhD Hab. in ethnology; assistant professor in the IECA UW.


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How to Cite
Baraniecka-Olszewska, K., & Lubańska, M. (2018). Material, Political and Postsecular Dimensions of Polish Catholicism.: Introduction. Ethnologia Polona, 38, 5-14. Retrieved from