Special Issue "Transformations of Religiosity"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 April 2019
In contemporary Western society, people’s religiosity, defined as their personal religious life orientations, their beliefs and behaviours (not in the sense of the objectified and institutionalized religions), is undergoing a transformation towards what is often called ‘spirituality’. This transformation involves both beliefs and practices. It has been studied in a number of scholarly publications, focusing mainly on the individualization of religiosity and on the so-called ‘unaffiliated’. Research has been done on both genetic and environmental influences and on personality correlates explaining the patterns of the individualization of religiosity. For this volume we invite contributions devoted to the effects of the transformation of religiosity on both the forms and functions of religion in people’s lives: in what sense does their religious behaviour change and how is this related to a changing function of religion in their biography? We gladly welcome contributions on the three components of religiosity: knowing (cognition in the mind), feeling (effects on the spirit), and doing (behaviour of the body). Case studies might deal with transforming cognitive patterns of religiosity (orthodoxy, fundamentalism, religious liberalism), transforming experiential forms of religiosity (e.g. conversion, mysticism), and transforming religious practices (e.g. public rituals and ritualizing).
Prof. Dr. Peter Nissen
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- Transformation of religiosity
- Changing cognitive patterns of religiosity
- Religious experiences
- Changing religious ritual