PROTESTANT WORK ETHIC IN LATVIAN SOCIETY

  • Petersons, A.
Abstract:
Nearly every second Latvian considers himself as a Protestant. The Cristian religion arrived into the territory of Latvia in the late 12 century, and Protestantism enjoyed a large following during the period of Reformation in the beginning of the 16 centaury. Today the religious make up of Latvia is as follows – Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox, Jews and non-belivers. Being the major religion in Latvia for the past 400 years, Protestantism and hence the Protestant work ethic has had a major impact on the system of values of Latvians. 50 years of Soviet occupation has had an undoubtable impact on Latvian society. Value system of current Latvian society is re-emerging. The purpose of this research is to explore the history and the current state of the Protestant work ethic in values system of Latvian people.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
protestant work ethic; values; society
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session
Book number:
3.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
195-202
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
06-09 April, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-52-0
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session, 06-09 April, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/HB31/S02.025
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