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date: 05 July 2022

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The significance of implicit religion is another example of a topic that, while on the agenda since the late 1960s, has not so far been treated with any great seriousness by the sociology of religion. Yet, without an understanding of the role of implicit religion, it is impossible to understand people's secular lives. This article presents a historical overview of the development of the concept and its meaning, indicating how implicit religion overlaps with and differs from spirituality. It also examines questions concerning group solidarities, organisational institutions, and ritual behaviour, among others.

Keywords: implicit religion, secular lives, spirituality, group solidarities, ritual behaviour

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