Religion and the secular

historical and colonial formations
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Equinox Pub. , London, Oakville, CT
Religion -- Philosophy -- History -- Congresses, Secularism -- History -- Congresses, Colonies -- Religious aspects -- History -- Congr
Statementedited by Timothy Fitzgerald.
GenreCongresses.
ContributionsFitzgerald, Timothy, 1947-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL51 .R3478 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17555604M
ISBN 139781845532673, 9781845532666
LC Control Number2006101917

Seculosity is not a traditional "Christian" book, but one that makes the case that the religious impulse is well and alive in a secular age.

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Despite the rise of "nones" and declining attendance at weekly worship services, Zahl articulates how the religious impulse hasn't gone away, it's simply resurfacing across a number of cultural institutions/5(88).

Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World Paperback – November 6, It may seem surprising that the Dalai Lama advocates a world wide secular ethic based on the human need of compassion rather than the ethic of any one major religion, important though these religions are in the development of mankind.

/5(). Its not considered a secular or a religious a Jewish state, as most people in Israel practice an individual choice if one wants to be religious or not, most Israelis are Jewish often makes people uncomfortable to refer to Israel as “the Jewish State” because it suggests a theocracy and, therefore, Religion and the secular book demise.

Religion and the Secular critically examines how religion has been used to subject indigenous concepts to the needs of colonial powers.

Essays present the colonial relationship from the perspective of colonized cultures - including Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, India, Japan, South Africa and Canada - and colonizing powers, namely England, Germany. 'Religion and the Secular' critically examines how religion has been used to subject indigenous concepts to the needs of colonial powers.

Essays present the colonial relationship from the perspective of colonized cultures - including Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, India, Japan, South Africa and Canada - and colonizing powers, namely England Cited by: Quite possibly the only book calling itself "postmodern" that I will ever review favourably.

In this sequel to his groundbreaking book, "The Secular City," Harvey Cox seeks to lay the ground for a new Christian thought better suited to our postmodern era/5. Entering the Kingdom. Religion in the Secular City: Toward a Post-Modern Theology. by Harvey Cox. Simon & Schuster.

$ It is nearly twenty years since Harvey Cox, a professor at the Harvard Divinity School, became a sensation among liberal theologians with the publication of The Secular City.

In that book, he celebrated the advent of secular urban civilization and the. Your final book is Richard Fenn’s The Dream of the Perfect Act: An Inquiry into the Fate of Religion in a Secular World.

I think the subtitle of this book gives you a clue as to why I included it. Fenn believed that humans and society are always dreaming of what he calls the perfect act. Bryan Wilson’s Religion in Secular Society is one of these texts.

In this book, Wilson posits that the predominance of religion—via its institutions, practitioners, pedagogy, and so on—has undergone a change in the twentieth century that continues to the present day. Wilson’s subsequent chapters address these political, societal. If Secular 2 saw religion as irrelevant, Secular 3 sees religion, and even the existence of a transcendent reality, as flat-out wrong at best, if not harmful.

The era of Secular 2 allowed Western society to construct an “immanent frame,” in which all of life is defined strictly in terms of immanent beliefs without reference to God. American Secularism also interrogates the variety of beliefs and practices masquerading under the guise of a unified “secular turn.” Throughout this book, the authors make a compelling case for separating out a number of different categories—atheist, agnostic, non-affiliated, and cultural religious—that are obscured by the religious.

A Secular Age is a book written by the philosopher Charles Taylor which was published in by Harvard University Press on the basis of Taylor's earlier Gifford Lectures (Edinburgh –).

The noted sociologist Robert Bellah has referred to A Secular Age as "one of the most important books to be written in my lifetime."Author: Charles Taylor. For some religion-and-violence theorists, the contradictions are resolved by openly expanding the definition of "religion" to include ideologies and practices that are usually called "secular." In his book Why People Do Bad Things in the Name of Religion, religious studies scholar Richard Wentz blames violence on absolutism.

People create. “The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.” Local Secular Meetings. Secular AA offers over Face to Face Group Meetings Worldwide. No Religion – No Prayer Just warm friendly folks like you gathering together for Support and Sobriety.

Local maps and Directions to meetings. Online Secular Meetings. This book both genders and shatters the divide between the secular and the religious in a global context. By historicizing the privatization of both women and religion in modernity, these essays unhinge any simple alignment between feminism and secularism.

Ananda Abeysekara is associate professor of religious studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is the author of Colors of the Robe: Religion, Identity, and Difference, which won the American Academy of Religion's award for Best First Book in the History of Religions.

secular: [adjective] of or relating to the worldly or temporal. not overtly or specifically religious. not ecclesiastical or clerical. Religion in Secular Society. Bryan R.

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Recovering from Religion provides support and resources to people coping with doubt, seeking answers about religion, and living without faith. Programs we offer include the Helpline, Local Support Groups, and The Secular Therapy Project.

Violence in Nigeria is the most comprehensive study of religious violence and aggression in Nigeria, notably its causes, consequences, and the options for conflict resolution.

After an analysis of the links between religion and politics, the book elaborates on all the major cases of violence in the s and 90s, including the Maitatsine, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, and Katsina riots. The Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices OctoberAbout the Conference.

Charles Taylor recently claimed that we live in “a secular age,” one in which a wide range of religious practices – and ways to opt out of those practices – are available.

"Beyond Sacred and Secular is a very well written, very important study with significant findings about religious parties in Israel and Turkey.

It should be read by anyone interested in religious political parties and the Middle East. Political sociologists and sociologist of religion, in particular, would find much that is of value in this book".

Product Information. Religion, Violence, and the Secular State assesses contemporary religious violence in the context of tensions between state secularism and religious ethics, and ultimately concludes that the West must re-emphasize its own religious tradition in order to successfully combat the rise of a violent fundamentalism.

Excellent question. I'll try to give it further thought and also check back to review other answers (esp if you message me to do so). Perhaps you would benefit from a recent textbook that adopts an academic standpoint. Nice example: Corrigan, Den. General Secular Education.

Atheism How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths Find this book on Amazon. The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture You can find this book on Amazon.

”The God Virus Book - By Dr. Darrel Ray. What is Secular Sexuality. - Secular Sexuality Podcast. Religion for Atheists. What if religions are neither all true or all nonsense.

The boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved on by Alain’s book Religion for Atheists, which argues that the supernatural claims of religion are of course entirely false – and yet that religions still have some very important things to teach the secular world.

“A Secular Age is a work of stupendous breadth and erudition. ” —John Patrick Diggins, The New York Times Book Review “ In a determinedly brilliant new book, Charles Taylor challenges the ‘subtraction theory’ of secularization which defines it as a process whereby religion simply falls away, to be replaced by science and rationality.

Instead, he sees secularism as a development. Secular states with secular governments that follow civil laws—as distinct from religious authorities like the Islamic Sharia, Catholic Canon law, or Jewish Halakha—and that do not favour or disfavour any particular religion.

Secular Jewish culture, cultural manifestations of Jewishness that are not specifically religious. Book Description. Bringing together empirical cultural and media studies of religion and critical social theory, Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the sacred in a post-secular modernity investigates powerful entanglement of religion and new media technologies taking place today, taking stock of the repercussions of digital technology and culture on various aspects of.

exploring the mix of sacred and secular. To connect academic research to the everyday. We aim to share new findings and give notice to new ways. In a secular setting the teaching of religion is not at all about what the students ought to believe religiously, about how they should tend to their faith commitments, about how religion should affect their lives.

The teaching of religion is the teaching *about* religion. 1. Christianity ( billion followers) - The Holy Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) 2.

Islam ( billion followers) - The Quran 3. Hinduism (1 billion followers) - The Vedas 4.

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Buddhism ( million followers) - Tripitaka (Pali Canon) 5. S.Fifty years after its publication, Bryan Wilson's Religion in Secular Society () remains a seminal work. It is one of the clearest articulations of the secularization thesis: the claim that modernizations brings with it fundamental changes in the .