Book Details


Histories of Experience in the World of Lived Religion

Publication year: 2022

ISBN: 978-3-030-92140-8

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This book offers a theoretical introduction to the history of experience on three conceptual levels: everyday experience, experience as process, and experience as structure. Chapters apply 'experience' to empirical case studies, exploring how people have made and shared their religion through experience in history. This book understands experience as a simultaneously socially constructed and intimately personal process that connects individuals to communities and past to future, thereby forming structures that create and direct societies. It represents the crossroads of a new field of the history of experience, and an established tradition of the history of lived religion.

Subject: History, European History, Social History, Historiography and Method, History of Religion, Secularization theory, History of emotions, religious sociology, Spirituality