English title: “Belonging without believing?” Dimensions of the religious phenomenon in modern Greece

Author(s): Niki Papageorgiou -

Language: English

Type: Conference paper/poster

Year: 2013

Abstract

The analysis of the religious phenomenon appears nowadays to be particularly interesting, because it conduces to the reexamination of dominant paradigms of secularization, as is shown by the problematic of the present conference. The emergence of new forms and tendencies (i.e., believing without belonging, vicarious religion, new religious movements etc) reveal the growing dynamics of this phenomenon and re-examine Europe as a “secular exception” in a “religious world”. Every European country follows its own socio-economic and cultural path and attributes a different content to its procedure of secularization, which is related with new types of religiosity that afford common characteristics as well as differences, regardless of religion or dogma.

Conference name: Conference of the European Sociological Association

Location: Potsdam

Start date: Sep 3, 2013

Type: Paper