As esferas seculares e religiosas na sociedade portuguesa

Translated title of the contribution: The secular and religious spheres in Portuguese society

Steffen Dix*

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This article seeks to redesign the borders and the overlaps between the secular and religious spheres of Portuguese society. In methodological terms, I propose an historical-sociological approach, comparing especially the reconfigurations of Portuguese Catholicism under different socio-cultural conditions during the 19th and 20th centuries. On the basis of this analysis, I revisit the dual perspective of being either religious or secular, and try to recognize the simultaneous existence and the link between the religious and secular spheres in a modern European society.

Translated title of the contributionThe secular and religious spheres in Portuguese society
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)5-27
Number of pages23
JournalAnálise Social
Issue number194
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Secularization
  • Religion
  • History
  • Sociology


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