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The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society
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The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society (Hardback)

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The Post-Secular in Question considers whether there has in fact been a religious resurgence of global dimensions in recent decades. This collection of original essays by leading academics represents an interdisciplinary intervention in the continuing and ever-transforming discussion of the role of religion and secularism in today's world. Foregrounding the most urgent and compelling questions raised by the place of religion in the social sciences, past and present, The Post-Secular in Question restores religion to a more central place in social scientific thinking about the world, helping to move scholarship "beyond unbelief."



Contributors: Courtney Bender, Craig Calhoun, Michele Dillon, Philip S. Gorski, Richard Madsen, Kathleen Mahoney, Tomoko Masuzawa, Eduardo Mendieta, John Schmalzbauer, James K. A. Smith, John Torpey, Bryan S. Turner, Hent de Vries.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: censorshipPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adolescentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adultsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: childrenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSocial groups: clubs & societiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesConsumerismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsDrug & substance abuse: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsHIV / AIDS: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPolitical correctnessPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial interactionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labourReligion & BeliefsAlternative belief systemsEclectic & esoteric religions & belief systemsReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalHistory of religion Publisher: New York University Press Publication Date: 12/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9780814738726  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Philip S. Gorski is Professor of Sociology at Yale University and author of The Protestant Ethic Revisited. David Kyuman Kim is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Connecticut College, author of Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics, and editor-at-large of The Immanent Frame. John Torpey is Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and author of Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics. Jonathan VanAntwerpen is director of the program on Religion and the Public Sphere at the Social Science Research Council, co-editor of The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere, and editor-in-chief of The Immanent Frame.

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