Implicit religion som sociologisk fænomen

  • Ole Riis


Ole Riis: Implicit religion as a sociological phenomenon The article focuses on ‘implicit’ religion, which is a term employed for forms of manifestation that are not part of the official, institutionalized definition of religiosity. The article has two purposes. The first is to delimit the sphere of themes in implicit religion and structure a sociological approach to it. The second is to explore the fruitfulness of this approach for sociology. The article explores how implicit religion can be studied at the societal, organizational and individual levels, as popular religion, civil religion and as privatized religion. It shows how a study of implicit religion adds new dimensions and nuances to the study of encounters between the secularized majority in Denmark and the large Muslim minority.