Religion in Europe in the 21st Century: The Factors to Take into Account
European Journal of Sociology
Cambridge University Press
This article considers six factors that are currently shaping the religious life of Europe. These are the Judaeo-Christian heritage, the continuing influence of the historic churches, the changing patterns of church-going, new arrivals from outside, secular reactions and the growing significance of religion in the modern world order. Any assessment of the future of religion in Europe must take all of these into account, not least their mutual and necessarily complex interactions.
© 2006 Cambridge University Press
47(2), pp. 271-296