How can we make sense of religion and spirituality in a cross-cultural perspective? Is it at all possible to compare what we are used to calling ‘religion’ across different cultures? In this chapter we use findings from Faith Q-studies (FQS) in 12 different countries to investigate variance of religion and spirituality from an international perspective. Our results shed light on themes and variations and show the capacity of the FQS to systematically recognize recurring themes while also remaining sensitive to unique but significant nuances across samples. We further propose that the term family resemblance catches well how to comprehend the complexity of variation and provides a conceptual contribution to the debate on universalism vs. particularism.
|Title of host publication||The Diversity Of Worldviews Among Young Adults|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contemporary (Non)Religiosity And Spirituality Through The Lens Of An International Mixed Method Study|
|Editors||Peter Nynäs, Ariela Keysar, Janne Kontala, Ben-Willie Kwaku Golo, Mika T. Lassander, Marat Shterin, Sofia Sjö, Paul Stenner|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2022|