Classical social theories of society, culture, and change are, in a certain light, a debate over how to interpret the intersection of religious beliefs and values with economic behavior. In considering this question, theorists have built various frameworks for the individual and collective dimensions of social behavior and for the nature of modernity. Contemporary social theory has also been reinvigorated by the continuing vitality and diversity of religion globally and by the various ways in which religious ideas inform different conceptualizations of modernity.