Religion in Times of Crisis

Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, Christophe Monnot

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    Abstract

    Religion is alive and well all over the world, especially in times of personal, political, and social crisis. Even in Europe, long regarded as the most 'secular' continent, religion has taken centre stage in how people respond to the crises associated with modernity, or how they interact with the nation-state. In this book, scholars working in and on Europe offer fresh perspectives on how religion provides answers to existential crisis, how crisis increases the salience of religious identities and cultural polarization, and how religion is contributing to changes in the modern world in Europe and beyond. Cases from Poland to Pakistan and from Ireland to Zimbabwe, among others, demonstrate the complexity and ambivalence of religion's role in the contemporary world.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    PublisherBrill, Leiden
    Commissioning bodyAssociation for the Sociology of Religion
    Number of pages196
    ISBN (Print)9789004277786
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

    Publication series

    NameReligion and the Social Order
    PublisherBrill
    Volume24

    Keywords

    • Religion

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Ganiel, G., Winkel, H., & Monnot, C. (2014). Religion in Times of Crisis. (Religion and the Social Order; Vol. 24). Brill, Leiden.