• Home
  • Books
  • Religion As A Chain Of Memory [Paperback]

Religion As A Chain Of Memory [Paperback]

Item : Religion As A Chain Of Memory [Paperback]
Price : $40.99 (see below)
Category : Books
Author Author : Daniele Hervieu-Leger
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0813528283
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780813528281
Publisher Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Pages Pages : 216
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100032800

For most of the last twenty years, sociologists have studied the “decline” of religion in the modern world—a decline they saw as a defining feature of modernity, which promotes materialism over spirituality. The revival and political strength of varying religious traditions around the world, however, has forced sociologists to reconsider.

This paradox has led Hervieu-Léger to undertake a sociological redefinition and reexamination of religion. For religion to endure in the modern world, she finds, it must have  deep roots in traditions and times in which it was not defined as irrelevant. This reasoning leads her to develop the concept of a “chain of memory”—a process by which individual believers become members of a community that links past, present, and future members. Thus, like cultural tradition, religion may be understood as a shared understanding with a collective memory that enables it to draw upon the deep well of its past for nourishment in the increasingly secular present.

Hervieu-Legér also argues that the modern secular societies of the West have not, as is commonly assumed, outgrown or found secular substitutes for religious traditions; nor are they more “rational” than past societies. Rather, modern societies have become “amnesiacs,” no longer able to maintain the chain of memory that binds them to their religious pasts. Ironically, however, even as the modern world is destroying and losing touch with its traditional religious bases, it is also creating the need for a spiritual life and is thus opening up a space that only religion can fill.

For most of the last twenty years, sociologists have studied the “decline” of religion in the modern world—a decline they saw as a defining feature of modernity, which promotes materialism over spirituality. The revival and political strength of varying religious traditions around thelă(

  Items Price + Shipping Condition Delivery Seller Info Buying Options
  Items Price + Shipping Condition Delivery Seller Info Buying Options
1.
ShopSpell
$40.99
+ Free Shipping
Total: $40.99
New
  • Seller: ShopSpell
  • Ships in: 2 Business day(s)
  • Transit time: 5 Business day(s)
  • Delivery by: Sep 26 to Sep 28
  • Notes: Free Shipping on all Books.
ShopSpell    Add To Cart ($40.99)
  • Seller: ShopSpell
  • Ships in: 2 Business day(s)
  • Transit time: 5 Business day(s)
  • Delivery by: Sep 26 to Sep 28
  • Notes: Free Shipping on all Books.
   Add To Cart ($40.99)

Copyright © 2018 - 2020 Shophity, LLC.

  • Payment Methods