Religious Identities in a Post-Secular Society

Portal «Society & Religion»

There have been many sociological studies that observe an erosion of traditional religious believes, confirming that people in modern societies are less and less religious. At the same time, a multiplication of individual religious beliefs can be noticed. Modern societies are moving toward a sort of «fragmentation» of religion or to a «post-Durkheimian» situation in which faith is only weakly connected to a national identity (Charles Taylor). More and more social groups are starting to ignore the traditional society as the central order of the collective and to develop their own systems of values and standards. This project aims to explore the interfaces that relate the phenomenon of religious diversification and the social dynamics that contextualize it.