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Religião & Sociedade

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DUARTE, Luiz Fernando Dias. The home sanctuary. Personhood, family and religiosity.Translated byDavid Rodgers. Relig. soc. [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0100-8587.

It is our aim to deepen the understanding of family life in modern societies through an emphasis on its 'religious'-like quality. The description of some of its phenomenal properties, of its intense and crucial experiential dimension, includes several traits of a family cult (mostly inexplicit). This fact has important consequences for the actualization of the contemporary experience of established religious institutions. The intrinsic 'relatedness' at the basis of both 'cults' take shape in a broad and varied range of empirical phenomena, dependent on the status of personhood within the family structure. Our data include both the results of direct original research within several status groups in the area of Rio de Janeiro and the information available about family and religion in Brazilian society.

Keywords : family; religion; personhood; family cult; relatedness.

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