The Established and the Newcomers. A Weberian-Bourdieusian View of Congregations in the Swiss Religious Field

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_E6A977ABE4FC
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The Established and the Newcomers. A Weberian-Bourdieusian View of Congregations in the Swiss Religious Field
Périodique
Revue d'Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses
Auteur(s)
Stolz Jörg, Monnot Christophe
ISSN
0035-2403
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2017
Volume
97
Numéro
1
Pages
69-90
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Using the Weberian/Bourdieusian field theory and a representative National Congregation Study (NCS), we measure and compare the activities and resources of established and newcomer congregations across all major religious traditions in Switzerland. As expected, establishment status is linked to strong privileges for the established groups. Other than expected, established groups do not seem to compete with newcomer groups by using exclusion strategies, but explicitly seek ecumenical and interreligious contacts and are very tolerant concerning individual social and religious diversity. We suggest that this does not contradict the Weberian/Bourdieusian field theory, but can itself be seen as a strategy by established groups to preserve their threatened establishment status.
Mots-clé
Religion, Switzerland, Congregation, Interreligious dialogue
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10/04/2017 16:37
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03/03/2018 22:17
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