Collectivistic Religions: Religion, Choice, and Identity in Late Modernity

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-07-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $160.00 Save up to $88.02
  • Rent Book $144.00
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Collectivistic Religions draws upon empirical studies of Christianity in Europe to address questions of religion and collective identity, religion and nationalism, religion and public life, and religion and conflict. It moves beyond the attempts to tackle such questions in terms of 'choice' and 'religious nationalism', introducing the notion of 'collectivistic religions' to contemporary debates surrounding public religions. By employing such conceptual apparatus that bridges the gap between the social sciences And The humanities, Collectivistic Religions argues that religious pluralization does not only establish religious markets, but also helps to sustain religious identities that are experienced as ascribed rather than chosen. The book thus provides a compelling account of the relationship between religions, collective identities, and public life. Using a comparison of several case studies--from Greece to Ireland, from Bosnia and Croatia to Poland--this book challenges the modernist bias in understanding of collectivistic religions as reducible or epiphenomenal to national identities. A significant contribution to both the study of religious change in contemporary Europe And The theoretical debates that surround religion and secularization, it will be of interest to scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, political science, religious studies, and geography.

Rewards Program

Write a Review