Secularisation: Scholars & Theories

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Rodney Stark
Rational Choice Theory: Religion as suppliers, peoples as consumers. If no supplyer meets the consumers demand = decline in religion
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Peter Berger
The Sacred Canopy: People compartmentalize their life, e.g. Christian at home & secular Scientist. Original belief that pluralisms = secularisation until there was a resurgence in religiosity.
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Max Weber
Religion is enchantment and leads to disenchantmnt in this world
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Karl Marx
Religion is a political formula to oppress & control poor people; "Religion is the opium of the people"
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Emile Durkheim
Religion is the "social glue" of a community, the rise of individualisation = secularisation
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The Sacred Canopy: People compartmentalize their life, e.g. Christian at home & secular Scientist. Original belief that pluralisms = secularisation until there was a resurgence in religiosity.

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Peter Berger

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Religion is enchantment and leads to disenchantmnt in this world

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Religion is a political formula to oppress & control poor people; "Religion is the opium of the people"

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Religion is the "social glue" of a community, the rise of individualisation = secularisation

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