Reflections of modernization in religious worldviews of Israeli religious minority students

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Abstract

Scholarship on the hybrid and interrelated nature of religion and secularism among religious minorities is still scarce. This study explores how young adult religious minority students in Israel, Muslims and Druze, integrate their religious worldviews within modernity, separately for each group and comparatively for both, with special attention to their conflictual position as minorities. The research data were collected as part of a mixed-methods research project—Young Adults and Religion in a Global Perspective (YARG), which used the Faith Q-Sort method (version b)—and through semi-structured interviews. The findings reflect the multiple ways in which modernization processes can shape the religious worldviews of minority students and confirm previous findings on the multifaceted manifestations of religiosity and secularization. Furthermore, the study highlights the indirect manner through which the position of “religious/ ethnic minority” might promote secularization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-173
Number of pages22
JournalArchiv für Religionspychologie / Archive for the Psychology of Religion
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2023
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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