Update: Singles in Late-Modern Conservative Religions

This article reviews the state of the research on religious singles, claiming that it is an understudied field. In late modernity, the age of marriage has risen. The importance of family for religious observance and the “family values” ideology adopted by conservative religions pose obstacles for si...

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Published in:Journal for the scientific study of religion
Main Author: Engelberg, Ari
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Wiley-Blackwell [2016]
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In: Journal for the scientific study of religion
Year: 2016, Volume: 55, Issue: 3, Pages: 652-655
Further subjects:B singles
B conservative religion
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:This article reviews the state of the research on religious singles, claiming that it is an understudied field. In late modernity, the age of marriage has risen. The importance of family for religious observance and the “family values” ideology adopted by conservative religions pose obstacles for singles who wish to remain observant, and can lead to their marginalization. I review the literature on singles and identify common patterns informed by my own research on religious Zionist singles. I argue that discourse and values regarding marriage and singlehood across various conservative religious communities have much in common, and that religious singles often find themselves torn between their religious values and those of secular mainstream young adult society.
ISSN:1468-5906
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal for the scientific study of religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1111/jssr.12290