29th Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion
July 23 - 27, 2007 in Leipzig, Germany
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Opening session: Secularity and religious vitality: the two germanys and their international context
Secularization as Conflict: the East-German Case
How secularized is Germany?
Holistic movements, spirituality and popular religion in Germany
Plenary one: New theoretical approaches to secularity and religious vitality
Within a comparative and/or global perspective, this session will elaborate the relationship between processes of secularization, patterns of societal change and manifestations of religious vitality. It will present new models, theories and critiques.
The secularization thesis revisited: Theoretical considerations and empirical results
Beliefs, Transcendences, Meaning of Life in a Pluralistic Context.
Gendering Secularization Theory
Discussant: Prof. Dr. Jörg STOLZ, Observatoire des Religions en Suisse, Université de Lausanne, Suisse
Plenary two: Case studies of religious vitality and secularity around the world
This session will focus on empirical studies of religious movements and secular conditions in different regions. It will deal with relations between religious vitality and secularity in both conflict and negotiation.
Religious vitality and the mechanisms of institutional secularization in Europe: a historical-comparative analysis
Secularism and Religious Conflict in the Age of Democratisation: Evidence from India
Closing ranks: religion, society and politics today
Discussant: Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre BASTIAN, Directeur de recherche ŕ l'IHEAL (Paris III) et Directeur du Centre de Sociologie des Religions (CSRES), Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France.