This article aims to analyze the religious history of Portugal in the light of the theories of secularization (autonomization, resource limitation, privatization and pluralization). Based on these four theories I intend to look for the whole religious history of Portugal, from the foundation to the present time. Autonomization presents a clear affirmative trend, currently consolidated. The limitation has expanded throughout history, despite the unstable trend in the last two centuries and the current ambiguity. Privatization is also ambiguous, because although religion has retreated in the public space from Liberalism to the First Republic, it returned with the Estado Novo, being present now. Pluralization is consistent, due to the national and international legal framework, although the approval of new religious denominations is conditioned.
|Translated title of the contribution||Religious history of Portugal and theories of secularization: from the first dynasty to the present|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Revista Brasileira de História das Religiões|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Religious history