Secular or post-secular world: verifying conceptions


Andreeva L.A.

Prof., Ph.D., Dr. Sc. Leading researcher, Institute of Africa, Center for Civilization and Regional Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia larchen1969@gmail.com

Andreeva L.K.

K.G. Razumovskiy Moscow State University for Technologies and Management, Moscow, Russia

ID of the Article: 5165


For citation:

Andreeva L.A., Andreeva L.K. Secular or post-secular world: verifying conceptions. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 3. P. 82-88




Abstract

The paper deals with verification of two key concepts describing development of Western world with important role assigned to religion: theory of secular world and concept of “post-secular” world. Sociological data of “World Values Studies”, 2009 wave, confirm main conclusion of classical secularization theory as applied to “old” Europe, while disclaiming “post-secular society” concept.


Keywords
secularization; post-secular society; verification; values; WVS
Content No 3, 2015