By Linell E. Cady, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Comparative Secularisms in a world Age explores the background and politics of secularism and the general public function of faith in France, India, Turkey, and the USA. It translates the sorts of secularism as a chain of evolving and contested strategies of defining and remaking faith, instead of a static option to the demanding situations posed by means of spiritual and political distinction. It good points essays from top students from throughout disciplines, secular and non secular traditions, and local services. The quantity illustrates a brand new method of the hotly contested relation among political authority and spiritual tradition.
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Two widespread tacit beliefs are however increasingly being questioned. The first is that secularism and democracy are thought to be concomitant with each other. The second is that secularism is understood as the impartiality of the state and therefore as the guarantee of religious and confessional pluralism and atheism. Both presuppositions run counter to particular historical experiences. Secularism can foster liberal pluralism or authoritarian nationalism; it depends on the trajectories of the nation-building process.
The second is that secularism is understood as the impartiality of the state and therefore as the guarantee of religious and confessional pluralism and atheism. Both presuppositions run counter to particular historical experiences. Secularism can foster liberal pluralism or authoritarian nationalism; it depends on the trajectories of the nation-building process. Manifestations of Religious-Secular Divide 45 In the Turkish case, although the debates and processes of secularization of norms, laws, and institutions started during the second half of the nineteenth century in the Ottoman Empire, secularism reached its apogee with the Turkish state-building process after 1923 and became the founding ideology of Republican nationalism.
27, 11. 6. Eric S. Waterhouse, “Secularism,” in Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, ed. James Hastings (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1920), 349. 7. This is a point that Winnifred Sullivan, drawing upon the work of Clark Gilpin, makes in her chapter. 8. Tomoko Masuzawa, The Invention of World Religions (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005). 9. Masuzawa, 19. 10. José Casanova, Public Religions in the Modern World (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), 17. 11. Masuzawa, 20. 12. Talal Asad, Genealogies of Religion: Disciplines and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), 207.
Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age by Linell E. Cady, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd