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The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Harvey Cox

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since its initial publication in 1965, this book has been hailed as a classic for its nuanced exploration of the relationships among the rise of urban civilization, the decline of hierarchical, ... More


The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Peter van der Veer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and ... More


 Religion, Outreach, and Mission

James K. Wellman Jr.

in Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195300116
eISBN:
9780199868742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter on religion and culture argues that H. Richard Niebuhr's model of Christ and Culture is too abstract in this context. The Pacific Northwest has no assumed religious ethos; it is an open ... More


Conclusion

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter explains the significance of comparing the social location of religion, spirituality, magic, and secularity in India and China. Such a comparison shows the differential impact ... More


Conclusion

Nigel Biggar

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter develops reflections on a selection of important questions, which have been raised in the body of the book, which are: How best may we interpret Rawls and Habermas? How does real ... More


Individual and Society: Claims and Responsibilities

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388428
eISBN:
9780199866755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388428.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter takes up the question of group rights, which is one of the four areas of contemporary international controversy over internationally recognized human rights. The concept of human rights ... More


Idols, Idolatry, and Unnecessary Suffering

Richard K. Fenn

in Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143690
eISBN:
9780199834174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143698.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Secularization weakens the fascist potential of any social system and undermines the claims of world religions to represent universal forms of obligation. In such a context, a religionless ... More


Spirituality and the State: Managing Nature and Experience in America's National Parks

Kerry Mitchell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479886418
eISBN:
9781479865260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886418.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book investigates the place of spirituality within the American experiment with public management of land, particularly with respect to national parks. It focuses on national parks because they ... More


Landscapes of the Secular: Law, Religion, and American Sacred Space

Nicolas Howe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226376776
eISBN:
9780226376806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376806.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Secularization has changed how Americans see their cultural landscape. This book explains why by examining the language and lived experience of legal conflict over sacred space since the 1970s. From ... More


Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Mark Elmore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religion is often viewed as a universally ancient element of the human inheritance, but in the Western Himalayas the community of Himachal Pradesh discovered its religion only after India became an ... More


July 2003: Arranged Marriages, Forced Marriages and Consent to Sham Marriages

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses a number of Scottish cases in which parties have sought to escape from their marriages on the ground that they were unconsented to, or sham. Approves of the Outer House decision in Hakeen v ... More


Afterword: calendar time in balade form

Catherine Sanok

in Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

In Osbern Bokenham’s Life of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins, secular and sacred time are negotiated and ultimately collapse in literary form. Medieval literature more generally does not allow for a ... More


Western Culture after Christendom

Jens Zimmermann

in Humanism and Religion: A Call for the Renewal of Western Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697755
eISBN:
9780191738159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697755.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

The analysis of contemporary culture in this chapter explains the need for a common humanistic ethos and offers a working definition of humanism to clear the ground for retrieving the religious roots ... More


The Autonomy of Ethics and the Moral Authority of Religion

Robert Audi

in Democratic Authority and the Separation of Church and State

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796083
eISBN:
9780199919345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796083.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the relation between moral and religious knowledge and shows how even the pious can grant that the former is possible independently of the latter. The chapter also explains how ... More


Introduction

Matthew H. Kramer

in The Ethics of Capital Punishment: A Philosophical Investigation of Evil and its Consequences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199642182
eISBN:
9780191732188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642182.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter outlines the nature of the book as a whole, and it provides a synopsis of each of the subsequent chapters. It emphasizes that, although the rationale for the death penalty propounded in ... More


Religious Integration and Human Flourishing

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Faith alone does not yield an integrated religious life, and this chapter describes various ways in which religiously committed people can have lives with a kind of unity that permits flourishing in ... More


Indian Muslim Leadership: Predicaments and Possibilities for Human Security

Rowena Robinson

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the relationship between the Indian state, Muslim nonstate actors, and the inherent relationship between religion, secularity, and human security. It focuses on Muslim activists ... More


Angel Awakenings

Robert Wuthnow

in After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter considers experiences of mystery and miracle. It states that miraculous experiences help reassure people that there is more to life than meets the eye, and presents several examples of ... More


The Negotiable University

Mike Higton

in A Theology of Higher Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643929
eISBN:
9780191738845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643929.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the university’s internal argument about its own practices and policies can and should take the form of a secular and religiously plural debate. It argues that the university ... 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


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