Two Irish men

Taken by my father on a trip to the fatherland in the 1980s.  This stunning pictures captures a life that is slowly fading away in Ireland.  A journal and more pictures from the trip can be found here.

Fieldwork · Religion

Thick and thin religion

Kavirah (2010) argues that the growing religiosity in many parts of the world is quite different from our traditional understanding of religion (in his writing, he refers to rising Hindu identity and nationalism).  He argues that we need to distinguish between ‘thick and thin religion’.  Thick religion encompasses traditional rituals, practices, and beliefs, whereas thin…… Continue reading Thick and thin religion