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I. History of the Terms – II. Significance – III. Empirical Aspects – IV. Need for Conceptual Differentiation

I. History of the Terms

Toward the end of the 18th century, the term “churched” was coined in the face of the increasingly widespread phenomenon of the “unchurched,” i.e. of persons who were no longer willing to allow church doctrine to dictate their religious convictions, who only occasionally attended wor…

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Hermelink, Jan, “Churched/Unchurched”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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