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Modern morality that gives life to vices: Glimpses of the image of moral decay in Bulgaria

Ivelina Nikolova
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 74, No 1 | a4633 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v74i1.4633 | © 2018 Ivelina Nikolova | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 31 October 2018

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This article examines phenomena that lead to the manifestation of modern morality in Bulgaria and how aspects of this morality broke down during political changes. Included here are not only the assessments of the dramatic changes after 1990, but also the impact of globalisation on the social, political and Christian life in the country. The article considers debates surrounding the cause and effect of the moral deficit in the society. From the perspective of Christian ethics, the phenomena, political changes and its effects are assessed. This is done by considering both the European context and Bulgaria’s own history.


Moral; demoralisation; values; culture; Christian; crisis; social; faith


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