Obituaries and predictions: A sociological perspective on the future of religion

@inproceedings{Beyers2013ObituariesAP,
  title={Obituaries and predictions: A sociological perspective on the future of religion},
  author={Jaco Beyers},
  year={2013}
}
Religion is a social phenomenon. Society and, therefore, religion will continue to exist as long as human beings exist. This article explores this syllogism, by analysing two 19th-century social theories on the future of religion. Weber was not positive as to the future of religion and foresaw that religion would die out at the hands of rationality and modernisation. Durkheim predicted that religion would suffer at the hands of rationality and modernisation, but that it would not die out… CONTINUE READING

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