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 The Sixties: Secularization and the Prophesies of Freedom

Slavica Jakelić

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that during the 1960s there was an increasing affinity between the notion that de‐institutionalized religion is something good and the intellectual and social sensibilities of the ... More


 The Seventies and Eighties: A Reversal of Fortunes

Joseph E. Davis and David Franz

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the trajectories of two traditions of thinking about godlessness, which move in opposite directions in the 1970s and 1980s: the jeremiad tradition and the social scientific ... More


Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

Timothy Samuel Shah, Alfred Stepan, and Monica Duffy Toft (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199827978
eISBN:
9780199933020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827978.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In recent years, the importance of religion in the study and conduct of international affairs has come precipitously into view. This book seeks both to interrogate the problematic neglect of religion ... More


Australia's ‘shy’ de-secularisation process

Adam Possamai

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In many parts of the world, religion has entered the public sphere to such an extent that it has undermined the secularisation thesis — the assumption that religion would disappear in Western ... More


Stories of Liberal Secularism

Jakob De Roover

in Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460977
eISBN:
9780199086313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460977.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyses the available frameworks for telling the story of liberal secularism. It first looks at classical accounts that present the rise of toleration as a distinctive dimension of the ... More


Is Christmas a ‘Secular’ Religion?

Christopher Deacy

in Christmas as Religion: Rethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198754565
eISBN:
9780191816192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754565.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Chapter 3 asks whether Christmas media might be shaping the format and content of religion in the modern world where we are witnessing not religious decline but change. If ‘religion’ is seen to be ... More


The ‘Myths’ of SETI and Religion

David Wilkinson

in Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680207
eISBN:
9780191760167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680207.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The chapter critically reviews a number of popular myths concerning the relationships of SETI and religion, sustained by recent scientists writing in the area: Paul Davies’ suggestion of evidence for ... More


Secularization and Catholic Higher Education

James L. Heft

in The Future of Catholic Higher Education

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197568880
eISBN:
9780197568910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568880.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Until the 1970s, most sociologists thought that it was only a matter of time before the process of secularization would marginalize religion to the personal and private sphere. That has not happened. ... More


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