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Religious Pluralism, the Study of Religion, and “Postsecular” Culture

Amanda Porterfield

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Porterfield warns that “religious pluralism” often serves as a code word in higher education for an approach to the study of religion that idealizes the positive aspects of religion and understates ... More


Talking about Religion

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a three‐part definition of religion, including historic religion, personal religion, and public religion, that sets the stage for a clearer and more productive conversation ... More


Postsecular America: A New Context for Higher Education

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What is the current cultural context for American higher education? This essay defines the concepts of secularization, secularism, and the secular, and provides a brief history of their role in ... More


The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Academics across America are rethinking the place of religion on college and university campuses, and religion has become a hot topic of conversation. Some conversations focus on religious literacy, ... More


The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Irving Goh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book proposes a theory of the reject, a more adequate figure than the subject for thinking friendship, love, community, democracy, the postsecular, and the posthuman. Through close readings of ... More


Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Catherine Keller, and Elias Ortega-Aponte (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268436
eISBN:
9780823272532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268436.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the face of globalized ecological and economic crises, how do religion, the postsecular, and political theology reconfigure political theory and practice? As the planet warms and the chasm widens ... More


Radical Democracy and Political Theology

Jeffrey Robbins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156363
eISBN:
9780231527132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Alexis de Tocqueville once wrote that “the people reign over the American political world like God over the universe,” unwittingly casting democracy as the political instantiation of the death of ... More


Spaces of postsecular engagement in cities

Agatha Herman, Justin Beaumont, Paul Cloke, and Andrés Walliser

in Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The concept of the postsecular is addressed, referring to emergent spaces where faith-based and secular interests collaborate. The chapter sets out the argument that FBOs are not tools of ... More


Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal

Michele Dillon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190693008
eISBN:
9780190693039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693008.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Amid increased secularization, there is new appreciation for the relevance of moderate religion, such as Catholicism, in redirecting the ethical commitments of contemporary society. The postsecular ... More


The Reject and The “Postsecular,” or Who’s Afraid of Religion

Irving Goh

in The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter moves forward in time to the contemporary “postsecular” condition, which has witnessed the militant rise of local religions in a world that has supposedly become-reason. It brings to ... More


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