implicit religion

implicit religion

‘aspects of ordinary life which seem to contain an inherently religious element… whether or not they are expressed in ways that are traditionally described as “religious”’ (Implicit Religion - the Journal of the Centre for the Study of Implicit Religion in Contemporary Society). The concept is a relatively novel, and perhaps a questionable, one, but is intended to extend the understanding of human behaviour by deploying insights from the academic study of religion to the wider study of society see also CIVIL RELIGION.
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Bailey was, however, most interested in the "performative aspects of behaviours--as associated with implicit religion and being 'secular manifestations of religious behaviour' and in the manner in which they are exhibited, repeated and therefore turned into ritualised practices.
Implicit religion and the internet hype, 1994-2001, (PhD diss.
This article examines recent developments in the study of implicit religion and applies these insights to the secularization thesis in sociology.
Such an argument is made, among others, by Edward Bailey who in England began writing about "implicit religion" in the 1970s and founded the Centre for the Study of Implicit Religion and Contemporary Spirituality in 1995--the publisher since 1998 of the journal Implicit Religion.
Campbell and Grieve divide the volume into three equal sections, each consisting of four chapters: explorations of religiously themed games, religion in mainstream games, and gaming as implicit religion.
This phenomenon can be seen in the context of so-called implicit religion (Bailey 1983, 1990).
In 1997, the book - Implicit Religion in Contemporary Society - was finally published, by Peeters, an academic publishing house based in Belgium.
The research, presented at the annual conference of the Network for the Study of Implicit Religion, was carried out by the University of Wales, Bangor.
McIntire, "Secularization, Secular Religions, and Religious Pluralism in European and North American Societies," Fides et Historia 30 (1998), 32-43; Phyllis Stock-Morton, Moral Education for a Secular Society: the Development of Morale Lai'que in Nineteenth Century France (Albany: State University of New York, 1988); Edward Bailey, Implicit Religion: an Introduction (London: Middlesex University Press, 1998), and Edward Bailey, Implicit Religion in Contemporary Society (Kampen: Kok Pharos, 1997).
74) Israel Selvanayagam, "Editorial: The Quest for Spirituality in the Secular Multi- faith Context of India", Implicit Religion (July 2005): 117.
By using the idea of some implicit religion as 'hidden' or 'rejected' religious belief or practice, it is possible to conceptualize the charting of a change in the boundaries of traditional religion resulting from the adoption of some forms of implicit religion and the rejection of others" (18).