Nissim Leon-Research projects

Religion in the Modern World: Against Christocentrism [With Hizky Shoham]:

This is an essentially theoretical project that seeks to conceptualize the middle spaces of people whose link to religion is perceived as partial and fragmentary—the vast majority of the population in the world of the twenty-first century, who belong to a religious tradition but are quite selective in their observances, are not fully committed to its current authorities, and are not affiliated with recognized denominations. We turn to Jewish and Muslim theological concepts and sociological experiences in order to avoid the Christocentrism characteristic of sociology of religion today, whose dichotomy between “religious” and “secular” has proved inappropriate for conceptualizing these middle spaces.