Rethinking Secularism


Recent decades have brought increasing awareness of the role religious commitments play in the cultural, social, and political dynamics of domestic and world of fairs. This so called "resurgence" of religion in the public sphere has forced scholars to reconsider both classical theories of secularization and a range of contemporary secular assumptions. Presenting groundbreaking work from an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars, 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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Craig Calhoun
  • Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Jonathan Vanantwerpen
  • Charles Taylor
  • José Casanova
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2011


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