Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures

Secularisations and Their Debates

Perspectives on the Return of Religion in the Contemporary West

Editors: Sharpe, Matthew, Nickelson, Dylan (Eds.)

  • Leading Australasian philosophers of religion take up and advance the current debates about secularisation and religion
  • Explores extremely timely topics in contemporary political and social debates: the new atheisms, political theology, and the impact of new scientific developments on traditional religions
  • Particular focus on radical criticisms of modern secular liberal societies in the thought of Charles Taylor and the Radical Orthodoxy school of theology
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This volume explores timely topics in contemporary political and social debates, including: the new atheisms, the debate between Habermas and the Pope on the fate of modernity, and the impact of new scientific developments on traditional religions.

This book collects articles first presented at the Deakin University "World in Crisis" workshop, held November 2010 by leading Australasian philosophers and theologians. It addresses questions raised by the recent, much-touted return to religion, including possible reasons for the return and its practical, political, and intellectual prospects.

Secularisation and Their Debates is not afraid to provide answers to such questions as:

  • Is religion only ever a force of political reaction in modernity, or are there resources in it which progressive, even secular social movements, could engage with or adopt?
  • Are the new atheisms, or on the opposite side, the new fundamentalisms, really novel phenomena, or has religion only ever been artificially sidelined in the modern Western states?
  • Has modern liberalism only really been kidding itself about its non-doctrinal neutrality between different faiths, and if so, what should follow?

This book will appeal to researchers in the philosophy of religion, social sciences, political philosophy, and anthropology.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Secularization and Its Discontents

    Sharpe, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Disenchantments of Secularism: The West and India

    Bilimoria, Purushottama

    Pages 21-37

  • Locke, Secularism and the Justice of the Secular Solution: Towards a Self-Reflective Transcending of Secular-Self Understanding

    Quadrio, Philip Andrew

    Pages 39-57

  • Marx and the Christian Logic of the Secular State

    Boer, Roland

    Pages 61-73

  • Spirit Matters: Life After Secularism and Religion?

    Rossouw, Johann

    Pages 75-90

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0558-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Secularisations and Their Debates
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on the Return of Religion in the Contemporary West
Editors
  • Matthew Sharpe
  • Dylan Nickelson
Series Title
Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7116-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7116-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7115-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0558-3
Series ISSN
2211-1107
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 235
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