What is postmodernist view on religion ??

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Posted Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 21:58 by Stephanie

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Postmodernists believe that religion has changed and is changing rather than declining. They believe that the changes in religion are largely as a result of the wider society, such as greater individualism and consumerism. According to them, religion has now taken a more privatised form. for example, people now don't feel like they have to go to church because they have to or because it's 'respectable' - people now hold religious beliefs but don't go to church.

Also the postmodern approach say that people now take a more personal and individualistic approach to making choices about whether they'll have their own religious beliefs or not. Whereas before religion was taught and handed down to children and from generation to generation, parents nowadays let their children make their own decisions on what to believe.

hope that's helped.. if there's anything else you're welcome to ask. I'm resitting this exam and helping other people on what I know is really helping me revise in a way.. hope that's been helpful anyways. Do you have any strong points of this topic you could help me with... coz I haven't revised much tbf.. :/

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 23:11 by Bakang Moholo