secularisation key concepts

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1. what is the definition of: definition religion that focusses on what religion is (often includes belief in the supper natural)

  • substantive definition
  • functional definition
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2. what is the definition of: process whereby social institutions become increasingly specialised and separate

  • disengagement
  • secularisation thesis
  • structural differentiation
  • disengagement

3. what is the definition of: the claim that religion is declining gin importance

  • secularisation thesis
  • meta-narrative
  • secularisation
  • golden age of religion

4. what is the definition of: postmodernits term for the grand explanations or big stories provided by e.g. science or religion

  • authentic religion
  • meta-narrative
  • substantive definition
  • structural religion

5. what is the definition of: augment that religious belief is widespread but is less likely to be expressed in an institutional setting

  • belief with out belonging
  • authentic religion
  • disengagement
  • structural differentiation

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