ECONOMIC THEORY OF RELIGION IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF PROGRESSING SECULARISATION

Wiesław Romanowicz

Abstract


Subject and purpose of work: This work presents an economic theory of religion. Its aim is to gain insight into one of the modern concepts of religion in the perspective of secularisation.
Materials and methods: While describing the essence of this theory, apart from personal views, also other opinions of contemporary sociologists of religion were used.
Results: This study highlighted the fact that the presented concept has a diverse range of references and interprets religion in a specific way. It is a concept competing against the secularisation thesis, and its essence is in direct application of the rational choice theory and exchange theory.
Conclusions: Approaching religion only through the formula of supply, significantly reduces the field of interpretation and does not explain all the mechanisms of religious changes in the contemporary world.

 

 

Romanowicz W. (2017), Economic theory of religion in the perspective of progressing secularisation/ Ekonomiczna teoria religii w perspektywie postępującej sekularyzacji. Economic and Regional Studies, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 53-62. https://doi.org/10.2478/ers-2017-0024


Keywords


society; religion; secularisation; economics

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