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The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society
"A diverse but very stimulating collection." -- Robert Bellah, author of Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age The Post-Secular in Question considers whether there has in fact been a religious resurgence of global dimensions in recent decades. This collection of original essays by leading academics represents an interdisciplinary intervention ...more
Hardcover, 375 pages
Published March 12th 2012 by New York University Press
(first published January 1st 2012)
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The essays seem to be intended mostly for social scientists and, thus, include works mostly by sociologists, although some of the contributors work in or intersect with other fields. Few writers in this collection are want to challenge the concept or terminology of the "post-secular"; in fact, most of them are pretty unitary in their definition of the term as a condition in which religion has persisted or, in fact, flourished when it was thought to disappear. Though the collection, in my ...more