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Rethinking Secularism


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Contributors Introduction: Craig Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen 1. Western Secularity: Charles Taylor 2. The Secular, Secularizations, Secularisms: Jose Casanova 3. Secularism, Citizenship, and the Public Sphere: Craig Calhoun 4. Rehabilitating Secularism: Rajeev Bhargava 5. The Multiple Secularisms of Modern Democracies and Autocracies: Alfred C. Stepan 6. Civilizational States, Secularisms, Religions: Peter Katzenstein 7. A Suspension of (Dis)Belief: The Secular-Religious Binary and the Study of International Relations: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd 8. Rethinking the Secular and Religious Aspects of Violence: Mark Juergensmeyer 9. Religious Humanitarianism and the Global Politics of Secularism: Cecelia Lynch 10. Rethinking Fundamentalism in a Secular Age: R. Scott Appleby 11. Secularism, Religious Change, and Social Conflict in Asia: Richard Madsen 12. Smash temples, Burn Books: Comparing Secularist Projects in India and China: Peter van der Veer 13. Freedom of Speech and Religious Limitations: Talal Asad

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Craig Calhoun is President of the Social Science Research Council, University Professor of the Social Sciences at New York University, and Founding Director of NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge. Mark Juergensmeyer is Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, Professor of Sociology, and Affiliate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jonathan VanAntwerpen is Program Officer & Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Council.


"This volume marks the conclusion of a massive four-year academic research project devoted to the analysis of the realities represented by the terms 'secular,' 'secularism,' and 'secularization.'...This conversation, I believe, remains one of the main tasks confronting those who write on secularism today."--Anglican Theological Review "Rethinking Secularism is not only a fascinating book for students and scholars, but also for everyone who wants to broaden one's horizons...volumes such as Rethinking Secularism may move us closer to a better understanding of our globalized world."--Religion

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