GEORG SIMMEL'S SOCIOLOGICAL AND PYSCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON RELIGION AND RELIGIOSITY


TAŞTAN A. , Aksoy M.

BILIMNAME, cilt.41, ss.39-65, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.28949/bilimname.682876
  • Dergi Adı: BILIMNAME
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.39-65

Özet

Georg Simmel is well known as a sociologist of modernity. Because he was discussing the traumatic effects of modernity on individual, he was also considered as a pioneer of psychology and social psychology. Thus, he has clearly succeeded in analyzing modern society with the dynamics of belief and cultural formation. In his sincere determinations, he always emphasized the importance of the individual's spiritual structure. Religion, according to him, is one of the fundamental particles that have an effective place in the inner life of the individual and constitute the society. Simmel argues that no one has ever been able to find a complete explanatory answer to the question of what is religion without implicit rhetoric or without going to incomprehensible generalizations.