Urbanism and religious space

Tremlett, Paul-François (2022). Urbanism and religious space. In: Kilde, Jeanne ed. Oxford Handbook of Religious Space. Oxford Handbooks. OUP, pp. 58–78.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190874988.013.30


This chapter introduces “urbanism” and its key theoretical inflections and emphases. The chapter explores the principal resonances of urbanism with the study of religions and the study of religious spaces particularly in relation to the secularization thesis, the emergence of new entrepreneurial religious formations, and the lived religions thesis. Charting the implication of urbanism in modern and postmodern epistemological frames, the chapter also explores the entanglement of competing theories of urban space and experience with questions of religious and social change, and how they might be mobilized to enable critical reflection about the role of religions in contemporary urban life.

Viewing alternatives


Public Attention

Altmetrics from Altmetric

Number of Citations

Citations from Dimensions
No digital document available to download for this item

Item Actions