, which is mainly used to explain the relation between modernity and religion in European societies, (1) has become an indispensable concept in discussions of the recent democratic uprisings in the Muslim world.
He posits that Christian theology is the best approach to achieve this, showing how the jurisprudence of modern law is a secularization
of theological concepts and that this has resulted in violence, and that a theological approach has precedent through the work of St.
My intention in this article is to contribute to the history of Catholic approaches to secularization
and to suggest that the theological lens of idolatry can be a productive way to approach secularization
generally and economy more particularly.
1-141) in the modern period and then dissects the debates surrounding the (in)temporality of the Caliphate in three periods: secularization
in the caliphal center (1908-1916); colonization in the caliphal periphery (1916-1920); and the abolition of the Caliphate (1919-1924) (pp.
The role of not only Confucianism, but also of Christianity in East Asian modernization contradicts generally accepted secularization
theories, including those by Weber and Durkheim (1).
is a complex process, as it identifies changes taking place at different levels.
In his introduction Cummings appears to waver between the position that secularization
never happened and the idea that, while it happened, it is a more complicated process than has been allowed; accordingly, he seems to offer his partial history of the self alternately as an anti-secularization
story and as a more complex and adequate reshaping of secularization
Presenting a gendered model of secularization
, Brown (religious and cultural history, University of Dundee) examines the secularization
of society as a demographic revolution in four English-speaking countries.
Throughout Western history, the processes of secularization
were linked to the legacy of the Enlightenment heritage and went hand in hand with liberalization and democratization.
In the sociological section, secularization
theories provide one way to interpret declining Christian affiliation in Europe and growth in the Global South through indigenization processes, which provide the background theme present throughout all the chapters.
Summary: Pope Benedict XVI appointed Boulos Matar, the Maronite bishop of Beirut, Wednesday to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, a department aimed at countering growing secularization
This book marks an important stage in the necessary work of examining how the outpouring of gothic texts contributed to the process of secularization
over the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.