Geology has initiated us into the secularity
of nature, and taught us to disuse our dame-school measures, and exchange our Mosaic and Ptolemaic schemes for her large style.
There can be no question that the portrait of textual reasoning I am offering here depends on a complicated, and somewhat innovative reinterpretation of the relationships among modernity, secularity
, and religious tradition.
Looking in turn at secularity
, monotheism, and transformation, they consider such topics as the law of God in a secular state: claiming space in the public domain, the aniconic God in Isaiah 43:10 and the contemporary discourse on monotheism, mystical christology from the perspective of pseudo-Dionysius and Taoism, some arguments in favor of prophetic discourse in civilizing democratic societies, and religion and the modern discourse about human dignity and human rights.
A Secular Age challenges the regnant explanatory paradigm of secularity
in which "science refutes and hence crowds out religious belief" (4).
She challenges the universality and secularity
of current global rights discourse, elucidates and bridges the disparity between global rhetoric and implementation of women's and human rights, and employs an Asian, particularly Malaysian feminist epistemology that she feels has the potential to reconcile the current impasse between cultural and universal relativism of rights.
So much had not happened yet, in sixteenth-century Poland, that shapes our assumptions now: no Freud, no television, no concealment of death, no secularity
In this, his final work, he addresses issues of identity, religion, secularity
, and the legacy of the Protestant reformation.
The 13 papers consider secularity
in Europe and the institutionalization of Islam: legal regulation and political recognition; the state, civil society, and Muslim leadership: contested representations of Islam in Europe; and practicing Islam in secular contexts: authority, religiosity, and identity.
Confidently written and valuably researched, Ostwalt's latest treatment of the relationship between contemporary culture and spirituality is an imaginative counter-argument to those who hold that religion and secularity
are at odds.
Religion and Civil Society: The Changing Faces of Religion and Secularity
has been assembling an account of secularity
counter to ones that make the elimination of God and religion from the public sphere its main trajectory.
Among her perspectives are telling a new story about secularity
in international relations, a matter of life and death, logics of killing and letting die in military intervention, and immortality strategies and rituals of re-enchantment.