Religion Past and Present

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I. The Concept – II. Sociology of Religion – III. Practical Theology

I. The Concept

Present-day sociology considers individualization a central feature of modern societies (Society: I, II). It is rooted in the process of social differentiation or, more precisely, in the development of functional subsystems that for the most part have their own organizational structures. Individuals no longer necessarily belong to every subs…

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Krüggeler, Michael and Daiber, Karl-Fritz, “Individualization”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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