"In the past, life was a major enterprise in public hands. Now it is a microenterprise in private hands," according to Thomas Luckmann, a sociologist of religion. Everyone builds and sets up their own "little lifeworld." But what is the extent of "my world" – the reality that I live in? To the boundary of death, with which everything is definitively over? Or is death an unimaginable transformation of our existence? After all, we set up a house of faith for ourselves. Some make use of science, others get their furnishings from the stories of the world's religions. In this process, should we align ourselves with a religious community or be the sole architects of our house of life? And what are the effects of our extremely different religious convictions on our lives and our coexistence in a country, on a continent such as Europe or in the world? The book is based on a long-term study that has observed how people coped with such questions over a period of 50 years. Paul M. Zulehner encourages reflection on how and where the "traces of heaven" can still be found within all of the cultural changes.
- Strong encouragement in times of upheaval
- Outstanding basis for decisions in the midst of moving transformation