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Radical Secularization? An Inquiry into the Religious Roots of Secular Culture

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by Stijn Latré
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Radical Secularization? An Inquiry into the Religious Roots of Secular Culture by Stijn Latré

What does it mean for a society to be secular? Answering this question from a philosophical angle, Radical Secularization? delves into the philosophical presuppositions of secularization. Which cultural evolutions made secularization possible? International scholars from different disciplines assess the answers given by many leading philosophers such as, among others, Löwith, Blumenberg and Habermas (Germany), Gauchet and Nancy (France), Taylor and Bellah (North America). They examine the theory that secularization cannot only be regarded as a cultural change that was forced upon religion from an external source (e.g. science), but should also be considered as a phenomenon triggered by motives internal to religion. If religions are indeed capable of inner transformations, the question arises whether religions can persist in the secular societies they inadvertently helped to bring about, and how secular societies may accommodate religion

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Pages: 256
Size: 1.8 MB
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic USA
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781628921793 (DRM-EPUB)

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