Exploitation of Contemporary Religious Revivals a Few Doubts About the Explanations Provided by Scholars

Lei Ma, Yuhui YANG


Since the 1970s, religious revivals have been happening all across the world. Numerous scholars have been investigating the reasons behind such a phenomenon. However, everyone seems to perceive it from a macroscopic and general angle, trying to provide a universal explanation. Therefore, everyone inspects this phenomenon from a “global” point of view. The purpose of this paper is to try to find out the cause and development of the revival as well as the true meaning behind the explanations provided by the scholars. However, after studying the materials, the author finds the discussion, or the attempted explanation, provokes many doubts.


Religion; faith; Islam; Christianity; The Orthodox Catholic Church; Taoism; Buddhism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/6003


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