For M 2/5

Davie, chapters 3-4

Each group will discuss one question.
1. How well does secularization theorizing fit modernity in Europe?

2. How does modernization in the US differ from Europe with regard to secularization?

3. What is the "sacred canopy"?

4. Does the rise of individualism and rationality in globalized societies necessarily produce secularization?

5. How does rational choice theory explain religiosity?

6. What are "general compensators based on supernatural assumptions"?

7. What is the "free rider problem" with regard to religious organizations?

8. What role does rational choice theory give to emotions in religiosity?

9. Are "rational choices" with regard to religion like "rational choices" in other institutions (labor, economy, media)?