Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais
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ZEPEDA, José de Jesús Legorreta. Secularization or resacralization? The contemporary debate over the secularization of the sociological theory. Rev. bras. Ci. Soc. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.73, pp. 129-141. ISSN 0102-6909. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69092010000200008.
What is commonly called the "resurgence" of religion has not brought a subjective return in the pre-modern order of society. This revival is the result of the sensitivity and trends of a both radical and global modernity. In this situation, several sociologists of religion have examined the multidimensional concept of secularization as well as mechanistic and theological schemes with which the concept emerged in the nineteenth century due to the presence of new religions in the context of global modernity.
Keywords : Secularization; Religion; Modernity; Globalization.