The article describes the features of studying interaction between religion and society in contemporary sociology of religion. In particular, author presents theories, studying the transformation of religion, its adaptation to modern conditions, the emergence of new forms of interaction with political and public. Conducted is the review of Ukrainian sociologists’ elaborations in the interpretation of the religion’s role and place in modern society.
The author also focuses on the possibilities of applying the approaches of Western sociology of religion for the conceptualization and the study of religious life in Ukraine.
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