Sociology of Religion
Lecturer(s): izr. prof. dr. Zalta Anja
Language, culture and religion: individual and cultural / social in religion, sacred, myth and ritual, magic, mysticism, theism and atheism, forms of organization of religions, the typology of religions, the question of religious development. The main theoretical traditions and new directions in the sociology of religion: Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, structural-functionalist and systemic orientation of Parsons, Luhmann, phenomenological: Luckmann, Berger, religion, sociology and anthropology: Malinowski, Mauss, Levi Strauss, M.Douglas . Basic themes and concepts of contemporary sociology of religion: secularization and revitalization; folk religiosity, new religious movements and the "new spirituality"; civil religion, national and political ideology and / as religion, government, organized religion and civil society, religion and post-modern: privatization and de-(civil) religion. Empirical sociological research on religiosity in Slovenia and Europe: research methods and critical evaluation of the results.