About the Author
Franco Garelli is Full Professor of Sociology of Culture and Sociology of Religion at the University of Turin, where he is the Director of the Department 'Culture, Politics and Society'. Previously, he served for six years as Dean of the Political Sciences Faculty at the same University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: the Italian way to religious modernity; From certain faith to uncertain faith: transformations of belief; Religious experience and religious life; Highs and lows of religious experience; Italians and the Church: near and far; The god of small things? Between Catholicism and alternative spiritualities; The Italian approach to a secular society; Religiosity in politics and in ethics; An increasingly plural divinity; Methodological appendix; Bibliography; Index.