Religion in Secularizing Society: The Europeans' Religion at the End of the 20th Century

By Loek Halman; Ole Riis | Go to book overview

CONTENTS
Figures and tablesix
Series editor's prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Chapter One Contemporary European discourses on religion and morality LOEK HALMAN & OLE RIIS1
1 Introduction1
2 Some preliminary observations6
2.1 Religiousness6
2.2 Morality12
3 Plan of the book14
References19
Chapter Two Religion and the spirit of capitalism in modern Europe OLE RIIS22
1 Introduction22
2 The historical background of the European divide23
3 The Protestant Ethic thesis revisited24
4 Survey analyses of the Weber thesis25
5 Hypotheses28
6 Denominational differences in intrinsic work orientation31
7 Denominational differences in acquisitiveness35
8 Denominational differences in individualism38
9 Modernization and secularization revised41
10 Conclusions45
References46
Chapter Three Differential patterns of secularization in Europe: exploring the impact of religion on social values LOEK HALMAN & THORLEIF PETTERSSON48
1 Introduction48

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