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Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion: Volume 1: Youth by Giuseppe Giordan

By Giuseppe Giordan

The aim of the once a year evaluate of the Sociology of faith (ARSR) is to enquire the "new" function of faith within the modern global, that is characterised through cultural pluralism and non secular individualism. it's the objective of the ARSR to mix diversified tools in the social medical learn of faith. The ARSR employs an interdisciplinary and comparative process at a global point, to explain and interpret the complexity of spiritual phenomena inside of assorted geopolitical occasions, highlighting similarities and discontinuities. facing a unmarried topic in each one quantity, the ARSR intends to take on the connection among the practices and the dynamics of daily life and the several religions and spiritualities, in the framework of the post-secular society. This quantity offers the non secular and religious lifetime of the younger: an ever new and intricate global which highlights the alterations which are taking place within the box of faith more often than not. With an outlook that is opened to varied overseas contexts, its chapters provide an image of the present scenario among faith and the younger, suggesting attainable destiny developments.

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First, there are those we called ‘imitative traditionalists’, people who, in express contrast to the seekership group, laid great stress on simply continuing the traditions handed on to them by their families, without much real reconstruction and noticeable adaptation. There were only very few of these, however, 3 women, two of Sri Lankan and one of Southeast Asian origin. 10 These participants were mostly of Chinese ethnic background; they did, believed, or even knew in detail very little that was specifically Buddhist.

Catalogue no. 96F0030XIE2001015. 2 32 solange lefebvre and k. gandhar chakravarty Table 2. 1 1 Specific denominations with counts of 60,000 or more in 2001. Source: Statistics Canada. 2003. Religions in Canada (2001 Census: Analysis Series). Ottawa: Minister of Industry. Catalogue no. 96F0030XIE2001015. 2 percent). Note that the category of No Religion is difficult to define since, for example, the Chinese Confucian population declares itself so, as do various other categories of individuals. Few Protestant groups witnessed a significant increase in overall numbers, especially in the six largest denominations, with the notable exception of the Baptists whose percentage change increased by 10 percent for an overall total of 729,470 adherents.

They have turned to organized religious institutions in a selective manner—to fulfill their religious demands, particularly rites of passage. The rituals and ceremonies of one’s own religious group have typically been taken as normative while the religious practices of other groups have been interpreted as strange or foreign. Religious memory has manifested within this context (Bibby 2002: 30–4). 73 percent of Canadians claimed to have spiritual needs, the greatest proportion among women (81 percent) for whom spirituality was also more important—77 percent versus the national average of 70 percent and 62 percent for men.

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