Is the secularization research programme progressing? Debate on Jörg Stolz’s article on secularization theories in the 21st century: ideas, evidence, and problems
The methodology of scientific research programmes, developed by Imre Lakatos, can help us to identify which theories are strong or weak. Applying this approach suggests that the secularization research programme is progressing, as Stolz argues. Some of the recent advances have been more successful than others, however. In particular, we have done better at understanding how secularization happens than why it happens.
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