Prof. Gideon Aran: Discussions about religiosity levels

Discussions about religiosity levels take place in a variety of religious subcultures. 

Written By Prof. Gideon Aran

Formulations such as “more” or “less” religious are likely to hide widespread experiences among the religious, a basic need of sorts, perhaps a religious instinct, manifestations of which–despite their general repudiation–are both evident and intriguing.

Observing various religious people and communities, one comes away with the impression that religion is haunted by questions regarding the levels of its religiosity, primarily in relative terms.

It seems that religiosity must contend with an almost obsessive proclivity for locating itself on some sort of ladder and has become engrossed in a struggle with its competitors for one-upmanship or bragging rights over record observance.


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