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date: 20 October 2018

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This article holds that Max Weber's sociology of religion has been mostly read as a theory of secularisation, when what Weber assumed was a different relationship between religion and modernisation than this reading suggests. A strong emphasis in Weber, the discussion argues, was on how the process of disenchantment when establishing secular orders as autonomous spheres becomes a catalyst for new types of religiosity rather than the decline of religion.

Keywords: Max Weber, religion, sociological theory, secularisation, disenchantment

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