Religion und gesellschaftliche Differenzierung 978-3-16-154283-1 - Mohr Siebeck
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Detlef Pollack

Religion und gesellschaftliche Differenzierung

Studien zum religiösen Wandel in Europa und den USA III

[Religion and Social Differentiation. Studies in Religious Change in Europe and the USA III.]

2016. X, 383 pages.
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In this historical analysis, Detlef Pollack investigates functional differentiation's medieval predecessors, as well as the 18th century's religious upheaval and 1960's religious crisis.
The role of religion and church in Western societies has changed fundamentally. In the Middles Ages, Christendom functioned as the social order's cognitive and institutional basis. In modern societies religion and church have become one societal sphere among others and are challenged to assert themselves ahead of attractive secular alternatives. The radical change preceding modernity was set in motion at the beginning of the 18th century; since then, religion and church have been intertwined in a process of functional differentiation that has significantly diminished their social relevance. In this historical analysis, Detlef Pollack investigates functional differentiation's medieval predecessors, as well as the 18th century's religious upheaval and 1960's religious crisis. Chapters devoted to the current religious situation cover not only Europe, but the USA and Latin America too.
Authors/Editors

Detlef Pollack Geboren 1955; Studium der Theologie; 1984 Promotion zum Dr. theol.; 1994 Habilitation; 1994 Professor für Religionssoziologie Leipzig; 1995 Professor für Kultursoziologie Europa-Universität Frankfurt (Oder); 1996/97 Fellow am Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin; 2003–05 Max Weber Chair an der New York University, USA; seit 2008 Professor für Religionssoziologie in Münster; 2011/12 Fellow am Lichtenberg-Kolleg Göttingen; seit 2015 Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters »Religion und Politik« Münster.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Soziologische Revue — 40 (2017), S. 430–435 (Thomas Schwinn)
In: Theological Studies — 78 (2017), S. 253–255 (Christopher Adair-Toteff)
In: http://www.religion-weltanschauung-recht.de — https://religion-weltanschauung-recht.net (9/2016) (Georg Neureither)
In: Zeitschr. f. junge Religionswiss. — http://zjr.revues.org/870 (8/2017) (Martin Tulaszewski)