Sociology and Anthropology
This article sorts recent approaches in the sociology of religion into six groups, each of which tells a different story about what his happening to religion in the late-modern world. One, the secularization narrative, sees religion in decline. A second narrative tracks a rise of “fundamentalisms” worldwide. A third notes that religion is becoming local, especially in the United States. A fourth argues that religion is becoming individualized, both in Europe and worldwide. A fifth narrative claims that religion is alive and well, but only in competitive religious “markets”. And a sixth explores the changes religion undergoes in the process of globalization. Each of these narratives reads evidence through different lenses.
Nordic Journal of Religion and Society