În clandestinitate: minorități religioase nerecunoscute de lege în arhivele Securități
Academiei Române din Tîrgu Mureş
The present article discusses the terminology that the repressive state imposes on underground religious communities and the limits these terms impose on the current theoretical language researcher and communities develop for describing the religious life during the communist regime. Based on archival work with CNSAS files and on oral interviews in Greek Catholic and Old Calendarist Orthodox communities the article hypothesizes that three decades after the fall of communism we (researchers and communities alike) are still indebted to the vocabulary used by the Secret Police in the surveillance activity against the religious communities of the underground.
This research is part of the project Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: Hidden Galleries in the Secret Police Archives in Central and Eastern Europe. The project has received funding from the European Research 2020 research and innovation programme No. 677355.
Underground , Clandestinity , Greek Catholic , Old Calendarist , Orthodox Church , Securitate , Communist Romania
Șincan, A. (2019) 'În clandestinitate: minorități religioase nerecunoscute de lege în arhivele Securități', [In Clandestinity: illegal religious minorities in the archives of the Securitate], Institutului de Cercetări Socio-Umane “Gheorghe Șincai”, 22, pp. 218-31.