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Applying the Milieus–Oriented Concept in a Church Context: Prospects and Challenges
Applying the Milieus–Oriented Concept in a Church Context: Prospects and Challenges

Author(s): Arthur Wagner
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Scientia Moralitas Research Institute
Keywords: Church; liturgy; mission potentia;
Summary/Abstract: During the recent decades, within the process of individualization of a society, there have been various attempts within the spectrum of social sciences to materialize the differentiated and segmented image of a society. Consequently, modern research of the milieus deals with the study of different social “worlds”, characterized by a pattern of common values, communication and experience. The holistic, milieu–oriented concept found resonance within Church activity, providing a valuable approach to the emerging new perspectives. Yet, its adoption signals not only opportunities, but also challenges. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to reflect upon the possibilities and limits of applying the concept of social milieus to the Church, and to analyze it in a critical manner; highlighting, at the same time, its potential.

  • Page Range: 98-111
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English