Reconsidering “popular religion” for a new era

Lucy Grig*

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This brief methodological essay reconsiders the utility of the concept of ‘popular religion’ for a new generation of scholarship. It examines the genealogy and problems of the model of ‘popular religion’ and considers alternative models, including ‘lived religion’. It concludes that ‘popular religion’ could provide a productive way forward, drawing on the model of popular culture, with examples drawn from Late Antiquity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-149
Number of pages11
JournalStudies in Late Antiquity
Issue number1
Early online date1 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


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