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Atheism and religious indifference


The book deals with theoretical and empirical contributions with the emergence and implementation of atheistic and religiously indifferent positions and attitudes in the past and present. On this basis, questions about the character and the future of the religious are discussed.


Atheism milieu religion sociology of religion religiosity sociology structure secularization theology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christel Gardener
  • Detlef Pollack
  • Monika Wohlrab-Sahr
  1. 1. University of Essen (Maria Sybilla Merian funding program) Germany
  2. 2. European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) Germany
  3. 3. New York UniversityUSA
  4. 4. University of Leipzig, Germany

About the editors

Dr. Christel Gärtner, post-doctoral candidate in sociology at the Essen College for Gender Studies, University of Essen;
Dr. Detlef Pollack, Professor at the Faculty of Cultural Studies, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt / Oder;
Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, Professor of Sociology of Religion at the Theological Faculty, University of Leipzig.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleAtheism and Religious Indifference
  • EditorsChristel Gärtner
    Detlef Pollack
    Monika Wohlrab-Sahr
  • Series TitlePublications of the section "Sociology of Religion" of the German Society for Sociology
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2003
  • Publisher NameVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook PackagesSpringer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-8100-3639-1
  • eBook ISBN978-3-663-09301-5
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of Pages, 405
  • Number of Illustrations3 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Social Sciences, general
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