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خلال الثمانينات، بدأت الظواهر والتقاليد الدينية تمرّ، عبر العالم، وبقوة في أغلب الأحيان، من الحيّز الخاص إلى الحياة العامة. وقد أدى هذا إلى "تعميم" الدين في الحياة المعاصرة. في هذا الكتاب دراسة متعمّقة لهذه الظاهرة قام بها الأستاذ بجامعة شيكاغو خوسيه كازانوفا الذي يُعتبر واحداً من أبرز المتخصصين في العلوم الاجتماعية في العالم.

يبحث الكتاب في العلاقة بين العلمانية والتنوير
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Paperback, 440 pages
Published May 2005 by المنظمة العربية للترجمة (first published June 15th 1994)
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ina
Nov 25, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had to read the first 2 and the final chapter a number of times, I must admit, before I got it. But then... OK!

The first parts of the argument are simple:

Secularization theory is really 3 different propositions:

differentiation - ongoing structural trend
decline in belief - happens, but not inevitable in modernity
privatization - again it happens but it is not an inevitable consequence of modernity.

This is where it becomes more complex! Most of the book deals with the postulated inevitability of pr
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Adhy
I was very interested to see Casanova first of all theorizing secularization as the differentiation of autonomous spheres. Secularization is so often thought of as the movement from religious belief to unbelief. Casanova de-emphasizes this latter view – not rejecting it, of course, but relativizing its traditionally Western Eurocentric perspective by bringing forth other “secularization narratives.” All of these secularization narratives (in Spain, Poland, Brazil, America) are narratives of the ...more
Joshua Stein
Casanova presents a historical and cultural view of the role of contemporary religion in America. It's a text on religious studies subject matter, but it is accessible to those with interests in contemporary politics or modern history, so it's not totally inaccessible. There is some jargon, but that is mostly limited to the presentation of theories of secularization and the role that they have played in shaping the way that we look at the distinction between public and private life.

He is pretty
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SVG
May 03, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NOT conquistadors
Shelves: academia
HUGE book in contemporary sociology/religious studies--deals mostly with the reorientation/redefinition of "secularism" and tries to build bridges between the two spheres of public/private domain binary.

read him.
then read asad.

dudez is hxc.
Luchian Flofoftei
„Social scientists, both as practical actors and as theorists who are also engaged in making "distinctions" and drawing boundaries, will need to develop analytical and normative criteria to differentiate the various forms of public religion and their possible sociohistorical consequences. But above all, social scientists need to recognize that, despite all the structural forces, the legitimate pressures, and the many valid reasons pushing religion in the modern secular world into the private sph ...more
Joe
Dec 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the better historical and cultural looks at the evolution of Christianity, predominantly Catholicism, in the North Atlantic (Europe and the Americas) in the post-Enlightenment era. He discounts the effects of secularization but analyzes the changes to the practice of religion in the modern world.
Roger Green
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Published in the early 1990s, this book was ahead of its time, arguing for the "deprivatization" of religion as a challenge to secularization narratives. Casanova's comparisons of the presence of Catholicism and Fundamentalism in various countries remains useful both in content and method.
Peter
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best book offering a critical look a secularization theory--the idea that all modern societies will inevitably see religion decline in popularity, prestige, and power (and ultimately disappear). Casanova takes a nuanced approach, arguing that secularization at best is understood as differentiation of religion from politics (and other spheres) but does not necessarily include a decline in religious behaviour or the privatization of religion. In fact, by using examples in Brazil ...more
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