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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970: The Hope of a World Transformed

Sam Brewitt-Taylor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827009
eISBN:
9780191865954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827009.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

Like all transformative revolutions, Britain’s Sixties was an episode of highly influential myth-making. This book delves behind the mythology of inexorable ‘secularization’ to recover, for the first ... 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


Contrite Modernity, Contrite Catholicism

Michele Dillon

in Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190693008
eISBN:
9780190693039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693008.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains the book’s objective in probing how contemporary Catholicism grapples with the challenge of maintaining relevance amid increased secularization. It discusses the theoretical and ... More


Postsecular American Catholics: Autonomy, Irony, and Fractured Solidarity

Michele Dillon

in Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190693008
eISBN:
9780190693039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693008.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates how American Catholics embody the mutual relevance of religious and secular expectations that is the hallmark of postsecularity. It argues that individual interpretive ... More


The Church’s Postsecular Moment

Michele Dillon

in Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190693008
eISBN:
9780190693039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693008.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that Pope Francis is reorienting the Church’s engagement with secular society, through both his prioritization of societal issues and his communicative style. It presents case ... More


Postsecular Catholicism: A Continuous Dialogue of Doctrinal Ideas and Secular Realities

Michele Dillon

in Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190693008
eISBN:
9780190693039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693008.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter uses Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL), his response to the Synod on the Family, to conclude the book’s analysis. I concentrate on AL because its content and reception ... More


Introduction: Christian Radicalism and the Invented Revolutions of the 1960s

Sam Brewitt-Taylor

in Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970: The Hope of a World Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827009
eISBN:
9780191865954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827009.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter critiques teleological accounts of Britain’s Sixties, arguing that the episode witnessed, not the arrival of ‘late modernity’ or ‘postmodernity’, but the sudden and contingent invention ... More


Christian Radicalism and the Hope of Transcending ‘Religion’

Sam Brewitt-Taylor

in Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970: The Hope of a World Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827009
eISBN:
9780191865954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827009.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines the radical Anglican contribution to the ‘secularization’ metanarrative, which suddenly achieved cultural dominance in British discussion in the early 1960s. During the early ... More


Conclusion: Crisis, Eschatology, and the Reinvention of British Modernity

Sam Brewitt-Taylor

in Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970: The Hope of a World Transformed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827009
eISBN:
9780191865954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827009.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter concludes that the early stages of Britain’s Sixties moral revolution were importantly influenced by metanarratives derived from Christian eschatology. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, ... More


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