Institutt for sosialantropologi

New book on contemporary religiosities

Combining theoretical reflection with vivid ethnographic explorations and edited by anthropologists Bruce Kapferer, Kari Telle and Annelin Eriksen, this collection is designed to advance a critical understanding of social and personal religious experience in today's world.


The last decade has seen an unexpected return of the religious, and with it the creation of new kinds of social forms alongside new fusions of political and religious realms that high modernity kept distinct. For a fuller understanding of what this means for society in the context of globalization, it is necessary to rethink the relationship between the religious and the secular; the contributors—all leading scholars in anthropology—do just that, some even arguing that secularization itself now takes a religious form.

Publisher: Berghahn Books

Pages: 228

ISBN: 0857451308

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