Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Socialization is a theory found in the social sciences, especially sociology and social psychology, that seeks to explain how people become members of social groups and move from the outside to the inside. In terms of religion, it explains the ways in which people become members of a group and adopt the beliefs, values, and practices of the group, eventually becoming advocates for the religious beliefs themselves (Berger 1969). Very often there is a differentiation made between primary and secondary socializ…

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Cartledge, Mark J., “Socialization”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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