Implicit Religion, Vol 7, No 2 (2004)

Some Ideas on Wild Religion

Meerten B. Ter Borg
Issued Date: 28 Mar 2007


It is gradually becoming clear that what is happening to religion today is ‘disembedding’

rather than ‘secularization’. In this article four categories of disembedded

religion are developed. These are described in the order of their distance

from official religion: alternative religion; subdogmatic religion; optional religion;

and implicit religion. I refer to these ‘ unofficial’ forms of religion as ‘wild


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DOI: 10.1558/imre.


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