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The Biblical Sources of Secularization

Harvey Cox

in The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter studies the biblical sources of secularization, showing how three pivotal elements in the biblical faith have each given rise to one aspect of secularization. The disenchantment of ... More


Heroes

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Heroes are moral exemplars of the good who engage our moral passion. We seek to stand by and with our heroes because we form a personal identification with their moral cause. The empirical ... More


Holiness and Liberation

Melissa Raphael

in Rudolf Otto and the Concept of Holiness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269328
eISBN:
9780191683602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269328.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

One of the dominant themes in twentieth-century holiness discourse involves establishing the distinction between natural or mundane value and holy value. The focus of contemporary theology and ... More


Pier Paolo Pasolini: Life as Oxymoron

Franco Cassano

in Southern Thought and Other Essays on the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233649
eISBN:
9780823241750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233649.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, the author, using author and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini's life and writings as a point of departure, discusses his sexual diversity acts as a catalyst to question the centrality ... More


Losing Faith?: The Desacralization of English Policing since 1945

Ian Loader and Aogán Mulcahy

in Policing and the Condition of England: Memory, Politics and Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299066
eISBN:
9780191685583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299066.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter begins by delineating some relevant contours of social change since 1945 and discerning the impact such changes are purported to have had on public dispositions towards the police — an ... More


The Fracturing of Police Authority

Ian Loader and Aogán Mulcahy

in Policing and the Condition of England: Memory, Politics and Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299066
eISBN:
9780191685583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299066.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The central contention of the desacralization thesis is that the economic, political, and socio-cultural transformations experienced by English society since 1945 have fatally undermined the kinds of ... More


Epilogue

Francis Oakley

in The Watershed of Modern Politics: Law, Virtue, Kingship, and Consent (1300-1650)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300194432
eISBN:
9780300213799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194432.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter concludes that the most fundamental among all interrelated themes of this research is the desacralization of “the political.” One of the great themes running through the political ... More


Using Hubert and Mauss to think about Sacrifice

Nick Allen

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This classic essay by Hubert and Mauss was both an early contribution to Durkheim’s struggle to establish an academic discipline studying social phenomena and, for the authors, the start of a ... More


Protestantism and the Making of Modern Science

Peter Harrison

in Protestantism after 500 Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190264789
eISBN:
9780190264819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264789.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter considers some of the ways in which the Protestant reformation influenced the emergence of modern science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It begins with some general remarks ... More


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