The Challenge of a Church Going into Liquidation

  title={The Challenge of a Church Going into Liquidation},
  author={Kees de Groot},
  journal={Irish Theological Quarterly},
  pages={409 - 423}
  • Kees de Groot
  • Published 3 September 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Irish Theological Quarterly
This article engages in the debate on religion in Europe and suggests a way of understanding that takes both discontinuities and continuities within the process of secularization into account. The central thesis is that institutional religion is not simply coming to an end in Western societies; rather, its assets and properties are being redistributed. Dutch Catholicism is presented as an example giving insights into the presence of religion in liquid modernity. The article concludes with a… 
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