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Gazing Through a Prism Darkly: Reflections on Merold Westphal's Hermeneutical Epistemology

B. Keith Putt (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230457
eISBN:
9780823235223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230457.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Merold Westphal has been in the foremost ranks of philosophers who proclaim a new post-secular philosophy. By articulating an epistemology sensitive to the realities of cognitive ... More


Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy

Gregg Lambert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413909
eISBN:
9781474422352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413909.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Gregg Lambert examines the internal relationship between the return of overtly religious themes in contemporary philosophy over the past decade and another sense of the ‘post-secular’ turn that has ... More


The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Philip Gorski, David Kyuman Kim, John Torpey, and Jonathan VanAntwerpen (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book considers whether there has been a religious resurgence of global dimensions in recent decades. It represents an interdisciplinary intervention in the continuing and ever-transforming ... More


Secular Liturgies and the Prospects for a “Post-Secular” Sociology of Religion

James K. A. Smith

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter proposes a methodological shift in both philosophy of religion and sociology of religion that rejects what Charles Taylor terms “intellectualism”: a methodological paradigm that has the ... More


Religion in Post-Secular America

Wilfred M. Mcclay

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the tensions between secularism and a resurgence of religious belief and practice in post-9/11 United States. Arguing that religion’s new lease of life stems from the ... More


Bible and Novel: Narrative Authority and the Death of God

Norman Vance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680573
eISBN:
9780191761317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680573.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This study seeks to develop a new context for reading later Victorian fiction, specifically the work of George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Mary Ward and Rider Haggard. With Eliot and her successors the ... More


“Negative Appearance”: Flannery O’Connor, Believing in Nothing, and the Threat of Logical Positivism

Michael LeMahieu

in Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890408
eISBN:
9780199369652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890408.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Flannery O’Connor identified logical positivism with atheism and nihilism in its denial of objective status to moral values or religious beliefs. Yet to read her work as a straightforward exercise in ... More


The contemporary British context: social and policy profiles in relation to religion

Rana Jawad

in Religion and faith-based welfare: From wellbeing to ways of being

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847423900
eISBN:
9781447307747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423900.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Introduces the contemporary social and policy profiles of the UK in relation to religion. It describes the changing political, social and economic climate in the UK which has engendered more ... More


The Post-Secular in Question

Philip S. Gorski, David Kyuman Kim, John Torpey, and Jonathan VanAntwerpen

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book explores the question of whether we are living in a post-secular world by focusing on the state of religiosity in the world and religion's place in the social sciences and beyond. In the ... More


Things in Their Entanglements

Courtney Bender

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the historical, scholarly, and empirical entanglements that shape discussions about religions, the secular, and the post-secular within the social sciences and humanities. It ... More


“Simple Ideas, Small Miracles”: The Obama Phenomenon

Hent de Vries

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the Obama phenomenon in which America's forty-fourth president appealed not just to “simple ideas” but also to “small miracles” in formulating his agenda of “hope” and “change.” ... More


Post-Secular Society: Consumerism and the Democratization of Religion

Bryan S. Turner

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter offers a number of critical reflections on the analysis of religion in both contemporary sociology and social philosophy, with particular emphasis on how religious practice has been ... More


Secular by Default?: Religion and the University before the Post-Secular Age

Tomoko Masuzawa

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the state of religion and the university prior to the advent of the post-secular age in order to better understand the intricate history that produced the present regime of the ... More


Religion and Knowledge in the Post-Secular Academy

John Schmalzbauer and Kathleen Mahoney

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the link between religion and knowledge in the post-secular academy. It considers the comeback of religion across the disciplines, the networks of scholars and organizations ... More


Jürgen Habermas and the Post-Secular Appropriation of Religion: A Sociological Critique

Michele Dillon

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the intellectual significance of Jürgen Habermas's gesture toward religion and offers a sociological critique of his view of religion as well as its implications for ... More


Spiritual Politics and Post-Secular Authenticity: Foucault and Habermas on Post-Metaphysical Religion

Eduardo Mendieta

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter defends the claim that the post-secular (post-secularity in general) allows us to gain a more expansive and substantive understanding of subjective reflexivity insofar as a post-secular ... More


Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion: Checks and Balances for Democratic Souls

Alan S. Kahan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199681150
eISBN:
9780191761256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681150.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

The relationship between democracy and religion is as important today as it was in Alexis de Tocqueville’s time. Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion: Checks and Balances for Democratic Souls is a ... More


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