Postmodernity and religion. Believing without belonging.

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Believing without belonging.

Davie argues that religion is not declining but simply taking a different, more privatised form. 

  • People no longer go to church because they feel they have to, so although churchgoing has declined, this is because attendance is now a matter of personal choice rather than an obligation.
  • We now have believing without belonging -  people hold religious beliefs but don't go to church. Thus, the decline of traditional religion is matched by the growth of a new form of religion.



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