The Relation of Religious Identity and National Heritage among Young Muslims in Germany

Religious identity was weakened in the 1960s due to decisive changes in the religious history of the Western World as well as the push of secularization. It is no longer a shared core of the structure of identity in western-European societies. Based on their secularised self-perception, host societi...

Authors: Gärtner, Christel
Ergi, Zehra
Document types:Part of book
Media types:Text
Publication date:2012
Date of publication on miami:18.01.2018
Modification date:16.04.2019
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Manuskriptfassung der Druckausgabe: Anthony, Vincent-Francis; Ziebertz, Hans-Georg (ed.): Religious Identity and National Heritage. Empirical-Theological Perspectives. (Empirical Studies in Theology, 21) Leiden : Brill, 2012, ISBN 978-90-04-22875-7, S. 73-90
Subjects:Religiöse Identität; Sozialisation; Migration; Adoleszenz; Aufnahmegesellschaft; Herkunftsmilieu; Exzellenzcluster Religion und Politik Religious Identity; Socialization; Migration; Adolescence; Receiving Culture; Culture of Heritage; Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics
DDC Subject:080: Allgemeine Sammelwerke, Zitatensammlungen
300: Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Notes:Die Veröffentlichung erfolgt mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Brill-Verlags.
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-29189617691
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/9789004228788_006
Permalink:https://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-29189617691
Digital documents:gaertner-ergi_2012_relation-of-religion.pdf

Religious identity was weakened in the 1960s due to decisive changes in the religious history of the Western World as well as the push of secularization. It is no longer a shared core of the structure of identity in western-European societies. Based on their secularised self-perception, host societies expect migrants to integrate by giving up their religious bonds or to only express them in their private lives. Even though migrants often keep up their religious bonds and practices (they frequently use religious networks to settle down in the host country, but they also maintain contact to their home country in case the migration fails), the circumstances in the process of migration and demands in a new culture inevitably reshape religious beliefs and practices.