master's thesis
Solidarity Among Members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Exemplified by Its Croatian Branch

Petar Crnogorac (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za sociologiju
Metadata
TitleSolidarnost među pripadnicima Kršćanske adventističke crkve na primjeru njenog hrvatskog ogranka
AuthorPetar Crnogorac
Mentor(s)Saša Božić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Adventistička crkva kao protestantska dominacija ima preko 18 milijuna članova diljem svijeta, a oko 3000 u Hrvatskoj. Postavlja se pitanje kako ona održava solidarnost unutar svojih redova pored većih i utjecajnijih crkava u Hrvatskoj i šire. Collinsova teorija lanaca interakcijskih rituala kroz svoju orijentaciju na situaciju i emocionalnu energiju oblikuje pitanje na koji način Adventistička crkva puni pojedince emocionalnom energijom tako da odabiru upravo tu vjersku zajednicu, i koji su to simboli koji su u središtu tih rituala. Pregledom literature se ustanovljuje da su adventisti nastali kroz snažan ritual 1844. i formiranje posebnih simbola poput drugog Kristovog dolaska i vjerovanja u subotu kao dan odmora i proslavljanja Boga. Današnji adventizam u Hrvatskoj je analiziran dodatnim pregledom većinom adventističke literature, te promatranjem sa sudjelovanjem adventističkog bogoslužja, te usporednih rituala drugih vjerskih zajednica u Hrvatskoj. Pokazuje se da adventiste drži na okupu kombinacija specifičnosti njihovih rituala i specifičnosti simbola u središtu tih rituala. Adventističko bogoslužje gaji jaku osobnu kvalitetu gdje osobna imena, stavovi i iskustva imaju vrlo važnu ulogu. Ovo ih razdvaja od katolicizma, ali nije posebno u usporedbi s ostalim protestantskim crkvama. Ono što njeguje solidarnost adventista u usporedbi s ostatkom protestantizma su specifični simboli uzdizani kroz njihove rituale: svetost subote, i ostala vjerovanja koja smatraju „istinom“.
KeywordsThe Seventh-day Adventist Church solidarity ritual emotional energy group symbols
Parallel title (English)Solidarity Among Members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Exemplified by Its Croatian Branch
Committee MembersŽeljka Tonković (committee chairperson)
Saša Božić (committee member)
Sven Marcelić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za sociologiju
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineSOCIAL SCIENCES
Sociology
Specific Sociologies
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeSociology (double major)
Academic title abbreviationmag. soc.
Genremaster's thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2016-09-28
Parallel abstract (English)
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Protestant denomination with over 18 million members across the globe, including 3000 members in Croatia. The question of this thesis is what harbours solidarity among Adventists next to the existence of bigger and more powerful churches. Collins' interaction ritual chains theory that focuses on situation and emotional energy shapes the question into in what way the Seventh-day Adventist Church produces emotional energy that makes individuals choose this specific church, and what symbols are at the center of their rituals. Using literature analysis we find that the Adventist Church came into existence through a powerful ritual in 1844, and through forming of distinct symbols like the Second Coming and belief that the Sabbath is the day of rest and God worship. The modern Adventism in Croatia is analyzed through additional literature review (mostly Adventist literature), and through observations of Adventist worship and parallel rituals of other churches in Croatia. We see that what keeps the Adventists tied together is a combination of special characteristics of their rituals, and distinct symbols which stand at the center of those rituals. The Adventist worship has a strong personal quality to it, where personal names, opinions, and experiences have an important role. This makes them different from Catholicism, but is not unique when compared to other Protestant churches. What harbours solidarity among Adventists against the rest of the Protestantism are distinct symbols that are being uplifted through their rituals: the sanctity of the Sabbath, and their other beliefs that they believe to be „the truth“.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Adventistička crkva solidarnost ritual emocionalna energija grupni simboli
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:871680
CommitterGorica Lovrić