Re: Religious Variation

Rosemary Gianno (rgianno@KEENE.EDU)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 13:22:31 -0500

This discussion of what constitutes religion has been interesting. In
regarding to beginning sociologically, in the way that John McCreery does,
it reminded me of the distinction many people in the US make today between
religion and "spirituality." I would be interested in anything that has
been written about this from an anthropological or sociological
perspective. From talking with people who espouse spirituality as opposed
to religion, it seems to be very individualistic and rejecting of any
belief system, religion, derived from a social group that has become
institutionalized. Beyond that, I have a hard time defining it.
R. Gianno