Secularism and Religion-Making (AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion)

Secularism and Religion-Making (AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion)


This e-book conceives of "religion-making" greatly because the a number of ways that social and cultural phenomena are configured and reconfigured in the matrix of a world-religion discourse that's traditionally and semantically rooted specifically Western and predominantly Christian stories, knowledges, and associations. It investigates how faith is universalized and sure principles, social formations, and practices rendered "religious" are hence built-in in and subordinated to very specific - regularly liberal-secular - assumptions in regards to the dating among heritage, politics, and faith.

The person contributions, written by way of a brand new new release of students with decisively interdisciplinary methods, research the strategies of translation and globalization of traditionally particular techniques and practices of faith - and its dialectical counterpart, the secular - into new contexts. This quantity contributes to the particularly new box of concept that aspires to resolve the completely intertwined relationships among faith and secularism as smooth concepts.

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