Secularisation: Scholars & Theories

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  • Created on: 02-06-15 11:48
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Clues

  • Rational Choice Theory: Religion as suppliers, peoples as consumers. If no supplyer meets the consumers demand = decline in religion (6, 5)
  • Religion is a political formula to oppress & control poor people; "Religion is the opium of the people" (4, 4)
  • Religion is enchantment and leads to disenchantmnt in this world (3, 5)
  • Religion is the "social glue" of a community, the rise of individualisation = secularisation (5, 8)
  • 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. (5, 6)

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