Arguments against secularisation

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  • Arguments against secularisation
    • Durkheim
      • Believed every society needed a sacred element , there would be renewed interest in religion.
      • NRMs could be interpreted as the renewed interest in religion , however some cults and sects have little spiritual beliefs.
    • Stark and Brainbridge
      • All of the worlds major religions started out as sects.
    • Bellah
      • There has simply been an increase in private worship.
    • Post-modernism
      • Nowadays we have the freedom to choose what we believe and how we engage in religious activities.
      • We no longer have to follow traditional forms of belief and participation.

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