Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age
ISBN/ASIN: 0230621244,9780230621244 | 2010 | English | pdf | 302/302 pages | 3.02 Mb
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan | Author: Linell E. Cady, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age explores the history and politics of secularism and the public role of religion in France, India, Turkey, and the United States. It interprets the varieties of secularism as a series of evolving and contested processes of defining and remaking religion, rather than a static solution to the challenges posed by religious and political difference. It features essays from leading scholars from across disciplines, secular and religious traditions, and regional expertise. The volume illustrates a new approach to the hotly contested relation between political authority and religious tradition.