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Secularization and the World Religions$
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Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781846311871

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315671

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Society, State and Religion: Their Relationship from the Perspective of the World Religions: An Introduction

Society, State and Religion: Their Relationship from the Perspective of the World Religions: An Introduction

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(p.1) Society, State and Religion: Their Relationship from the Perspective of the World Religions: An Introduction
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Secularization and the World Religions
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Hans Joas

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315671.002

This introductory chapter discusses the significance of religion and its role in society and state. It also clarifies some key terms such as ‘secularization’ and ‘world religions’. The chapter distinguishes between the legal and philosophical-theological uses of the term ‘secularization’, and consider its use within the social sciences.

Keywords:   religion, society, state, world religions, secularization, social sciences

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