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Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context

Jonathan Scourfield, Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Asma Khan, and Sameh Otri


How do we learn to be religious? To make sense of this process should we emphasize the habitual reinforcement of bodily rituals? Or the active role of individuals in making decisions about faith at key moments? Or should we turn to cognitive science to explain the universal structures on which religiosity is built? And how does a relatively devout minority pass on religion in a generally secular Western context? What significance does religion have for family life in this situation? And how does a religious identity interact with other kinds of collective identification, for example with a nat ... More

Keywords: Muslims, middle childhood, family, religious socialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199600311
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600311.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Scourfield, author
Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Sophie Gilliat-Ray, author
Reader in Religious Studies, Cardiff University

Asma Khan, author
Director of Total Transcriptions, qualitative research services