Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Beliefs About God

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter answers the question: what beliefs about God are found in high and low level popular religious participation and what is the social location of these beliefs? To formulate what answers can be expected to this question, it looks at some traditional Catholic teachings about God. It shows how popular religiosity is depicted in literature as professing non-traditional beliefs about God, but when it is interpreted as a phenomenon within Catholic Church it is anticipated that it will specifically endorse traditional beliefs about God. It then outlines the conceptualisation of traditional and non-traditional beliefs about God. The chapter defines traditional beliefs as centring on an iconic, personal and immanent-transcendent image of God, and non-traditional beliefs as lacking these characteristics. This compiles a theoretical list of traditional and non-traditional beliefs about God for empirical investigation and to formulate expectations concerning these beliefs in high and low level popular religious participation.

Keywords: Catholic Church; God; non-traditional beliefs; popular religiosity; religious participation; traditional beliefs

10.1163/ej.9789004180963.i-310.20
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004180963.i-310.20
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Participation and Beliefs in Popular Religiosity — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation