Secularisation

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Assess the nature and extent of secularisation in society today. (33 marks)
Issues and concepts that may be considered will include statistical evidence, religiosity,
individuation, religious pluralism, structural and social differentiation, disenchantment,
subjectivisation, the growth of NRMs, and privatised religion.
The theoretical backdrop to answers may consider a range of perspectives on the role of
religion, including functionalist, Marxist, feminist and postmodernist.
In considering these issues, the following sources or other suitable alternative ones may be
used: Durkheim, Marx, Beyer,Heelas, Bruce, Davie, Barker, Weber, Comte, Martin, Wilson,
Brown, Casanova, Bauman, Cohn, Berger& Kellner, Lenski, Herberg.

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