Traditional and non-traditional religiosity: a thematic collection of papers of international significance

Blagojević, Mirko and Todorović, Dragan, eds. (2019) Traditional and non-traditional religiosity: a thematic collection of papers of international significance. Edited volume . Institute of Social Sciences : Yugoslav Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, Belgrade ; Niš. ISBN 978-86-7093-227-2; 978-86-86957-21-4

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The forecasts of some theoreticians, philosophers and social scientists who advocated the theory of secularization, namely the inevitable disappearance or marginalization of religion and religiosity in the process of modernization of society - were simply not realized. The exact opposite became visible at the end of the 1980s and in the early 1990s even on the European, the most secularized soil, along with events related to the demolition of the Berlin Wall. Religion and religiosity survived not only as individual-psychological but also as social facts. In other words, religion and religiosity exhibit influence not only on individual consciousness and behavior, but also on collective views and actions. The complex deterministic framework of the reversibility of these phenomena is made up of a plethora of important changes in social life in the last forty years, both in Europe and in the rest of the world. On the one hand, religious traditions in many societies acquire extra religious, political significance and thereby, by contrast, deprivatize the accepted, often syncretic, religious ideas and behaviors. However, the revitalization of tradition is not the only source of the potential significance of the religious sphere for social life. Pluralization and diffusion of religious expression, especially in developed democracies, are certainly one of the important sources of vitality of religion in the modern world. Thus, world religions grow and express their social significance, mostly in relation to identity politics in different parts of the world, while new religious expressions and independent churches, originated from the United States, on the other hand, are multiplying and globalizing.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: religion, religiosity, church, society, globalization, nationalism, ethnic distance, dimensions of religiosity, secularization, new religiosity, new sects, new cults, post-secularism, heresy, heterodoxy.
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2022 16:23
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2023 12:45

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