Rückkehr des Religiösen? 978-3-16-150015-2 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Detlef Pollack

Rückkehr des Religiösen?

Studien zum religiösen Wandel in Deutschland und Europa II

[The Return of the Religious? Studies of the Religious Change in Germany and Europe II.]

2009. IX, 367 pages.
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Published in German.
Detlef Pollack questions whether and to what extent it is justified to give up the classical secularization theory. He asks which alternative models of accounting for the religious changes in modern societies are available and undertakes first steps in order to test the validity of various theoretical models empirically.
Religion is back on the political agenda of Western societies, which is why more and more social scientists have abandoned secularization theories which treat religion and modernity as contradictory and assume the decreasing importance of religion in modern societies. Detlef Pollack questions whether and to what extent it is justified to give up the classical secularization theory. He asks which alternative models of accounting for the religious changes in modern societies are available and undertakes first steps in order to test the validity of various theoretical models empirically. In doing so, he focuses on the religious and ecclesiastical developments in Germany since 1945, but takes into consideration religious changes in Western and Eastern Europe as well. Special emphasis is placed on religious changes within German Protestantism in the West and the East.
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: www.religion-und-politik.de — www.religion-und-politik.de (06.11.2009)
In: Die Tagespost — 1. Juli 2010, S. 9 (Oliver Maksan)
In: Literaturkritik.de — http://www.literaturkritik.de/public/rezension.php?rez_id=14875 (02/2011) (Daniel Weidner)
In: Actualidad Bibliografica — 94 (2010), S. 206–207 (J. Boada)
In: Revue Hellenique des Droits de l'homme — 48 (2010), S. 1311–1312
In: Humanistischer Pressedienst — http://hpd.de/node/11687 (06/2011) (Armin Pfahl-Traughber)
In: Berliner Zeitung — 04. Dezember 2009, S. 25 (Dirk Pilz)
In: PV-aktuell (Nachrichten des Pfarrvereins Westf.) — 2010, Nr. 3, S. 11–12 (Karl-F. Wiggermann)
In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — 11. November 2009, S. N3 (Johann Hinrich Claussen)
In: Concilium — 2009, S. 1009
In: Märkische Oderzeitung — 21./22. November 2009, S. 20 (Ralf Loock)
In: Auskunft — 30 (2010), S. 491–492 (Rainer Hering)
In: Zeitzeichen — 2009, Heft 11, S. 62–63 (Johann Hinrich Claussen)
In: Portal für Politikwiss. pw-portal.de — www.zpol.de (10.02.2010) (Thomas Mirbach)
In: Christ in der Gegenwart — 61 (2009), S. 518 u. 571–572
In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie — 62 (2010), S. 777–779 (Hubert Knoblauch)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 136 (2011), S. 29–31 (Johannes Zimmermann)
In: Schweiz.Zeitschr.f.Rel.-u.KulturG — 104 (2010), S. 494–495 (Alfred Dubach)