God'sEconomy 3: Secularization sociology
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God'sEconomy 3: Secularization sociology God'sEconomy 3: Secularization sociology Presentation Transcript

  • Approaches to Religion White Guys make theories
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  • Secularization - Sociology
    • Who believes the myth of secularization?
    • Is there privatization
  • Secularization
    • 1 religious person leaves a cloister
    • 2 Calling moves from religious to secular sphere
    • 3 process of expropriating land - relocating stuff
  • Pre -Modern
    • Two worlds - two swords
      • Dictated by the church
    • Everyone was a Christian
    • More religious?
  • Modern
    • • Not dictated by the church - not binary but multiplex
    • • Differentiation
      • -- Economy, state, science, religion
      • • End result?
      • -- End of religion - fundamentalism a last gasp
      • -- Change in religion - I.e. privatization
  • Engines of Secularization
    • Protestant Reformation
    • Modern Nation States
    • Modern Capitalism
    • Scientific revolution
  • Secularization - A Fantasy?
    • Since WWII most religions grew or stayed vital
    • Western Europe?
    • Japan, US?
  • Enlightenment Critique of Religion
    • Against supernatural worldview
    • Against church institutions
    • Against idea of God
  • Privatization?
    • Is it private?
    • Is it resistance?
    • Is it creative? More than atavistic clinging?
      • If so, how?