(6.) The very well-known scholars of secularization, David Martin, Grace Davie and Jose Casanova concentrated on this question in their works: David Martin, "The Secularisation
Issue: Prospect and Retrospect," The British Journal of Sociology, Vol.
The true theological interpretation of and the directly raised response to the phenomenon of secularisation
is therefore not disbelief or the secularisation
of religion itself, but first and foremost a refusal to regard God as a factor within this world, the corner-stone of our universe, and a refusal to experience nature directly as numinous.
It starts by reviewing the secular nature of these countries and then explains how migration has tested the secularisation
Religion and the demographic revolution; women and secularisation
in Canada, Ireland, UK and USA since the 1960s.
Summary: George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has claimed that the Government is "aiding and abetting" aggressive secularisation
The second 'book' looks at what was happening within the Christianity that was being spread round the world: the effect of the 'enlightenment' and the growth of science as we understand it today; the increase of toleration in countries with established or dominant churches; the question of slavery--once accepted and supported, then attacked; the rise of secularisation
(with interesting observations on secularisation
's effect on fertility and religion); Protestant religious revivals from Russia to America, e.g.
The minister, who is also chairman of the Conservative Party, says: "My fear today is that a militant secularisation
is taking hold of our societies.
in the Christian World: Essays in Honor of Hugh McLeod.
La theorie classique de la secularisation
avait souligne une relation incommode ou meme contradictoire entre la religion et la modernite, qui a determine, selon certains auteurs, << l'omission volontaire >> de la religion comme dimension significative dans l'analyse des relations internationales.
By using the terms 'periodisation', 'feudalism' and 'secularisation
', Kathleen Davis engages in an examination of three highly contentious terms.
Speaking in Westminster Abbey, Dr Rowan Williams said: "A number of scientists and quite a large number of non-scientists regard science itself as an agent of wholesale secularisation
As early as the 19th century, western social scientists were already predicting the demise of religion and the rise of secularisation
as the inevitable result of modernity and liberal democracies.