Radical Secularization

📒Radical Secularization ✍ Stijn Latré

✏Book Title : Radical Secularization
✏Author : Stijn Latré
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
✏Release Date : 2014-12-18
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9781628921793
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Radical Secularization Book Summary : What does it mean for a society to be secular? Answering this question from a philosophical angle, Radical Secularization? delves into the philosophical presuppositions of secularization. Which cultural evolutions made secularization possible? International scholars from different disciplines assess the answers given by many leading philosophers such as, among others, Löwith, Blumenberg and Habermas (Germany), Gauchet and Nancy (France), Taylor and Bellah (North America). They examine the theory that secularization cannot only be regarded as a cultural change that was forced upon religion from an external source (e.g. science), but should also be considered as a phenomenon triggered by motives internal to religion. If religions are indeed capable of inner transformations, the question arises whether religions can persist in the secular societies they inadvertently helped to bring about, and how secular societies may accommodate religion.

📒Socialist Churches ✍ Catriona Kelly

✏Book Title : Socialist Churches
✏Author : Catriona Kelly
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2016
✏Pages : 413
✏ISBN : 0875807437
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Socialist Churches Book Summary : FM -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations and Glossary -- Note on Translation -- List of Illustrations -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Conclusion -- A Note on Sources -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

✏Book Title : Religion Secularization and Political Thought
✏Author : James E. Crimmins
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2013-05-02
✏Pages : 216
✏ISBN : 9781134047390
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Religion Secularization and Political Thought Book Summary : The increasing secularization of political thought between the mid-seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries has often been noted, but rarely described in detail. The contributors to this volume consider the significance of the relationship between religious beliefs, dogma and secular ideas in British political philosophy from Thomas Hobbes to J.S. Mill. During this period, Britain experienced the advance of natural science, the spread of education and other social improvements, and reforms in the political realm. These changes forced religion to account for itself and to justify its existence, both as a social institution and as a collection of fundamental articles of belief about the world and its operations. This book, originally published in 1990, conveys the crucial importance of the association between religion, secularization and political thought.

📒Rethinking Secularism ✍ Craig Calhoun

✏Book Title : Rethinking Secularism
✏Author : Craig Calhoun
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2011-08-12
✏Pages : 328
✏ISBN : 9780199911301
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Rethinking Secularism Book Summary : This collection of essays presents groundbreaking work from an interdisciplinary group of leading theorists and scholars representing the fields of history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and anthropology. The volume will introduce readers to some of the most compelling new conceptual and theoretical understandings of secularism and the secular, while also examining socio-political trends involving the relationship between the religious and the secular from a variety of locations across the globe. In recent decades, the public has become increasingly aware of the important role religious commitments play in the cultural, social, and political dynamics of domestic and world affairs. This so called ''resurgence'' of religion in the public sphere has elicited a wide array of responses, including vehement opposition to the very idea that religious reasons should ever have a right to expression in public political debate. The current global landscape forces scholars to reconsider not only once predominant understandings of secularization, but also the definition and implications of secular assumptions and secularist positions. The notion that there is no singular secularism, but rather a range of multiple secularisms, is one of many emerging efforts to reconceptualize the meanings of religion and the secular. Rethinking Secularism surveys these efforts and helps to reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how ''the secular'' is constituted and understood. It provides valuable insight into how new understandings of secularism and religion shape analytic perspectives in the social sciences, politics, and international affairs.

✏Book Title : Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel
✏Author : Neelam Srivastava
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2007-10-01
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9781134142217
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel Book Summary : First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

📒Muslims Vol 2 ✍ Andrew Rippin

✏Book Title : Muslims Vol 2
✏Author : Andrew Rippin
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2003-09-02
✏Pages : 186
✏ISBN : 9781134948956
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Muslims Vol 2 Book Summary : Looks at modern Muslim views on religious authority, including feminism's `new' Islam and shows how these views affect the perception of the Qur'an and the figure of Muhammad in the traditional practice of Islam.

📒Radical Political Theology ✍ Clayton Crockett

✏Book Title : Radical Political Theology
✏Author : Clayton Crockett
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2011-01-31
✏Pages : 216
✏ISBN : 9780231520768
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Radical Political Theology Book Summary : In the 1960s, the strict opposition between the religious and the secular began to break down, blurring the distinction between political philosophy and political theology. This collapse contributed to the decline of modern liberalism, which supported a neutral, value-free space for capitalism. It also deeply unsettled political, religious, and philosophical realms, forced to confront the conceptual stakes of a return to religion. Gamely intervening in a contest that defies simple resolutions, Clayton Crockett conceives of the postmodern convergence of the secular and the religious as a basis for emancipatory political thought. Engaging themes of sovereignty, democracy, potentiality, law, and event from a religious and political point of view, Crockett articulates a theological vision that responds to our contemporary world and its theo-political realities. Specifically, he claims we should think about God and the state in terms of potentiality rather than sovereign power. Deploying new concepts, such as Slavoj i ek's idea of parallax and Catherine Malabou's notion of plasticity, his argument engages with debates over the nature and status of religion, ideology, and messianism. Tangling with the work of Derrida, Deleuze, Spinoza, Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, John D. Caputo, and Catherine Keller, Crockett concludes with a reconsideration of democracy as a form of political thought and religious practice, underscoring its ties to modern liberal capitalism while also envisioning a more authentic democracy unconstrained by those ties.

✏Book Title : Marx the Young Hegelians and the Origins of Radical Social Theory
✏Author : Warren Breckman
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2001-02-19
✏Pages : 335
✏ISBN : 0521003806
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Marx the Young Hegelians and the Origins of Radical Social Theory Book Summary : A new interpretation of Marx's early development and the political dimension of Young Hegelianism.

✏Book Title : Tradition Innovation Conflict
✏Author : Zvi Sobel
✏Publisher : SUNY Press
✏Release Date : 2012-02-01
✏Pages : 316
✏ISBN : 9781438420592
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tradition Innovation Conflict Book Summary : This book examines religion in Israeli society: what it is and how it functions. Here is a clear picture of how Judaism provides a matrix of continuity for Israeli society notwithstanding a wide diversity of beliefs and practices.

✏Book Title : Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union
✏Author : Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2012
✏Pages : 255
✏ISBN : 9780415689007
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union Book Summary : This book shines new light on the political system of the European Union (EU) by focusing on civic resources as a keystone of the EU's ability to sustain. Less-tangible resources such as trust, solidarity, mutual recognition and citizens' social and political participation have been, until now, largely ignored in the research on European integration. Due to the fundamental changes to the EU in recent years and the challenges ahead, European citizens have become increasingly critical of a long-lasting unification process in Europe. This volume theoretically and empirically examines how the European citizens themselves may contribute to the long-term effectiveness, legitimacy and endurance of the EU. This book aims to examine the issues associated with the utilization of civic resources by the EU, and the ability of European citizens to develop transnational civic resources. Expert contributors in the field develop a framework to understand and explore the potential of citizens in the uncertain future of the EU. Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics and European Union Studies.