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Organized Secularism in the United States. New Directions in Research

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Book Series: Religion and Its Others. Studies in Religion, Nonreligion, and Secularity ISSN: 2330-6262 ISBN: 9783110458657 9783110441956 Year: Pages: viii, 321 DOI: 10.1515/9783110458657 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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There has been a dramatic increase in the percentage of the US population that is not religious. However, there is, to date, very little research on the social movement that is organizing to serve the needs of and advocate for the nonreligious in the US.This is a book about the rise and structure of organized secularism in the United States. By organized secularism we mean the efforts of nonreligious individuals to build institutions, networks, and ultimately a movement that serves their interests in a predominantly religious society. Researchers from various fields address questions such as: What secularist organizations exist? Who are the members of these organizations? What kinds of organizations do they create? What functions do these organizations provide for their members? How do the secularist organizations of today compare to those of the past? And what is their likely impact on the future of secularism?For anyone trying to understand the rise of the nonreligious in the US, this book will provide valuable insights into organized efforts to normalize their worldview and advocate for their equal treatment in society.

Divine Rulers in a Secular State

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Anthropologica ISBN: 9789522226822 9789522227935 9789522227690 Year: Pages: 205 DOI: 10.21435/sfa.3 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and SKS
Subject: Political Science --- Ethnology --- Religion --- Social Sciences
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nducted in Ghana in 2000–2001 and 2005–2006, data drawn from several archival sources located in Ghana and the United Kingdom, and the anthropological and historical literature on Ghana and the Asante."

On the Legacy of Lutheranism in Finland

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Historica ISBN: 9789518581508 9789518581355 9789518581492 Year: Pages: 353 DOI: 10.21435/sfh.25 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Religion --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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This volume analyses the societal legacy of Lutheranism in Finland in broad terms. It contributes to the recent renewed interest in the history of religion in Finland and the Nordic countries by bringing together researchers in history, political science, economics, social psychology, education, linguistics, media studies, and theology to examine the mutual relationship between Lutheranism and society in Finland. The two main foci are (i) the historical effects of the Reformation and its aftermath on societal structures and on national identity, values, linguistic culture, education, and the economy, and (ii) the adaptation of the church – and its theology – to changes in the geo-political and sociocultural context. Important sub-themes include nationalism and religion, the secularization and institutionalization of traditional values, multiple Protestant ethics, and long continuities in history. Overall the book argues that large changes in societies cannot be explained via ‘secular’ factors alone, such as economic development or urbanization, but that factors pertaining to religion provide substantial explanatory power for understanding societal change and the resulting societal structures.

Nietzsche, Religion, and Mood

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Book Series: Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche-Forschung ISSN: 1862-1260 ISBN: 9783110621075 Year: Volume: 71 Pages: 278 DOI: 10.1515/9783110621075 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Philosophy
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This monograph casts new light on Nietzsche’s philosophy of religion by examining the role of mood in the philosopher’s critical project. The novel approach does not only contribute to scholarship on Nietzsche it also raises challenging questions for the interdisciplinary discourse on secularization. If there are moods intimately related to specific religions, are there also moods specific to forms of atheist experience?

State Martyr

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Book Series: Media and Religion | Medien und Religion ISBN: 9783845299372 Year: Volume: 2 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845299372 Language: en
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Religion
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The politician Aldo Moro was abducted and killed in 1978 by the terrorist organisation the Red Brigades. The media then stylised Moro as a ‘state martyr’. This volume deals with the highly topical question concerning the performativity of this concept in the tension between democratic states and terrorism and reconstructs a crucial phase of post-war policy in Italy on the basis of media sources on the Moro case. What role does a term from Christian antiquity play within modern sociopolitical discourses? What changes has the term ‘martyr’ undergone in European religious and cultural history? On the basis of these questions, this study opens up an interdisciplinary theoretical horizon in order to understand the role of religious motifs in sociopolitical contexts. It brings a central new dimension to the secularisation debate, which sees secularisation as a new configuration of politics and religion.

Reformation und Säkularisierung

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ISBN: 9783161548901 9783161555404 Year: DOI: 10.1628/9783161555404 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101759
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The Reformation was essentially a religious renewal of Christianity in Europe. As such, it has contributed decisively, along with the Renaissance and humanism, to the formation of a secular modernity. What exactly was this contribution and how is it to be assessed? Have Reformation movements destroyed the traditional unity of the church and the state, of society and culture, and in so doing instigated the marginalisation of Christianity in Europe? Or have they brought central impulses of Christianity to the fore, without which Western modernity could not developed, and which also characterise a society that understands itself as secular in a plural late modern era? The present volume attempts to shed light on these controversial questions. Criticisms levelled at reformed traditions by the secular modernism standpoint as well as those aimed at European modernity and late-modernity from the camp of reformed thinking are also given a voice.

Inward Being and Outward Identity: The Orthodox Churches in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9783038426974 9783038426981 Year: Pages: VI, 212 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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The articles in this collection go well beyond introductions to look deeply at key dimensions of faith, theology, philosophy, liturgy, scripture, spiritual life and thinking on ecology and sexuality that together give a highly textured picture of the Orthodox Churches in the 21st century. The collapse of the Soviet Union has seen the Orthodox Church in Eastern Europe emerge from persecution to rebuild the infrastructure of churches, monasteries and social services and become a powerful cultural force. In contrast, Orthodox Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere are often caught in war, sectarian violence, duress and persecution. Meanwhile, in Western Europe, the Americas, Australia, parts of sub-Saharan Africa and other regions outside its traditional homelands Orthodox Christianity is taking hold as a distinct minority religion and attracting a steady stream of converts. But the faith is also struggling for its identity in cultural environments sometimes hostile to traditional Christianity. How are these churches engaged with secular society, other religions and other Christian churches? How well are Orthodox Churches listening and responding to the changing cultures they are living in? These are some of the fundamental questions being addressed here both theoretically and in case studies.

There is a Crack in Everything—Education and Religion in a Secular Age

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ISBN: 9783039212774 / 9783039212781 Year: Pages: 266 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-278-1 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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There are two constants in academic and theological discourse throughout history, they are the debate around secularization and the dialogue concerning the intersection of religion and education. Each age has had its debate about modernizing forces that drive concerns of impending secularization. In this publication this theme is approached from perspectives of teachers, of students, of policy makers and situated in a politico-historical context. Aware of the fact that in today’s plural societies one sacred canopy is non-existent anymore, cracks of the sacred canopy/canopies are described, as well as ‘the light that gets in’, the possible and challenging ways out are roughly sketched. We expect that each of the contributions of scholars of the East and the West, of the North and the South, and their presented examples and case studies, will stimulate the ongoing exploration and elaboration on the relationship between education and religion in todays’ and the coming world – work-in-progress for coming generations.

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religious education --- secularization --- pluralism --- non-confessional --- classroom observation --- ethnography --- Christian --- university --- radicalization --- post-secular --- secular --- religion education --- secularity --- secularism --- religion in public life --- representation of religion --- Bible --- Qur’an --- Ubuntu --- orthodoxy --- orthokardia --- orthopraxis --- Weltanschauung --- inter-worldview education --- Europe --- tolerance --- inequality --- power --- state Jewish religious education --- state Jewish secular education --- state Arab Moslem education --- state Christian education --- state Druze education --- religious and heritage education --- citizenship education --- religious minorities --- secularism --- Muslim --- youth --- immigration --- social boundaries --- identification --- college --- Québec --- inclusion --- worldview education --- universal design for learning --- learning in the presence of the other --- reflexive inclusion --- secularization --- rationality --- medicine --- theology --- symbiotic relevance --- school identity --- secularization --- secondary education --- teachers --- worldviews --- morality --- spirituality --- religion --- religious education --- life-as --- subjective-life --- secularism --- religious education --- values education --- strong religious schools --- Dutch Bible Belt --- citizenship education --- religious education --- liberal society --- secularization --- symbolic language --- philosophy of life --- religious sources of meaning --- metaphoric sensitivity --- inventive imagination --- role playing/bibliodrama --- identity construction --- life orientation --- bibliodrama --- narratives --- interreligious encounters --- education --- image of imams --- secularization --- plurality --- spiritual religiosity --- popular religiosity --- radicalization --- n/a --- n/a

From the Renaissance to the Modern World

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ISBN: 9783906980362 9783906980355 Year: Pages: VIII, 128 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-906980-35-5 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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On November 11 and 12, 2011, a symposium held at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill honored John M. Headley, Emeritus Professor of History. The organizers, Professor MelissaBullard—Headley’s colleague in the department of history at that university—along with ProfessorsPaul Grendler (University of Toronto) and James Weiss (Boston College), as well as Nancy GraySchoonmaker, coordinator of the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies—assembled presenters, respondents, and dozens of other participants from Western Europe and North America to celebrate the career of their prolific, versatile, and influential colleague whose publications challenged and often changed the ways scholars think about Martin Luther, Thomas More, the Habsburg empire,early modern Catholicism, globalization, and multiculturalism.This special issue contains the major papers delivered at the symposium, revised to take account of colleagues’ suggestions at the conference and thereafter. John O’Malley studies the censorship ofsacred art with special reference to Michelangelo’s famed “Last Judgment” and the Council of Trent.John Martin sifts Montaigne’s skepticism about contemporaneous strategies for self-disclosure andself-discipline. Stressing the significance of grammar, Constantin Fasolt helps us recapture theRenaissance’s and the early modern religious reformations’ disagreements with antiquity. RonaldWitt’s reappraisal of humanist historiography probes Petrarch’s perspectives on ancient Rome. JohnMcManamon includes tales of theft and market manipulation in his study of the early moderncollection and circulation of books and manuscripts, the commodification of study. To “nuance” John Headley’s conclusions about “the Europeanization of the world,” Jerry Bentley repossesses the influence of other than European societies on several European theorists of human rights. Kate Lowe’s remarks on the reconstruction of race in the Renaissance explores the effects of a critical mistranslation on what being black was taken to mean by Europeans. David Gilmartin introduces readers to the shape of democracy in nineteenth- and twentieth-century India, as well as to the understandings of popular sovereignty that affected elections, suggesting strides that scholars might take “toward a worldwide history of voting”.The remarkable range of these contributions comes close to reflecting the range of ProfessorHeadley’s interests and achievements, which James M. Weiss maps in his tribute, identifying“unifying themes” in Headley’s work.

The Role and Meaning of Religion for Korean Society

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ISBN: 9783038978886 / 9783038978893 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-889-3 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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This special issue presents discussions of the role and meaning of religion for Korean society. Covering wide-ranging time periods, the authors explores with their own cases four major characteristics of Korean religion: Creativity, Greater Responsiveness, Adaptability, and Prophethood. Their topical religious traditions include Neo-Confucianism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Korean new religious movements.

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Korean Christianity --- Bible --- scriptures --- performance --- semantics --- Tongdok --- Pansori --- bibliodrama --- Korean religion --- Korean Protestants --- Gukgajochangidohoe (Korean National Prayer Breakfast) --- prophetic consciousness --- Korean Neo-Confucianism --- li-ki metaphysics --- Confucian democracy --- popular sovereignty --- pluralism --- public culture --- spirituality --- Confucianism --- Joseon Korea --- Western Learning --- Shin Hudam --- Jeong Yag-Jong --- Tasan Jeong Yag-Yong --- Candlelight Revolution --- civil society --- Confucianism --- impeachment --- South Korea --- Satipa??h?na --- mindful hwadu Sisimma --- Sati-Sisimma --- bare attention --- counter-illumination --- Chan/Seon/Zen --- Korean Ganhwa Seon --- religious education --- equalization policy --- confessional perspective --- non-confessional perspective --- religion and state --- religion and constitution --- religion and human rights --- teaching rights of religion --- Korean Neo-Confucianism --- the Four–Seven Debate --- li and qi --- moral metaphysics --- moral psychology --- theistic turn --- liberation theology --- minjung theology --- minjungshinhak --- minjung --- han --- integral mission --- secularization --- secularization theory --- critical theory --- metaphysical pathos --- ecclesiastical social responsibility --- Korean Buddhism --- modernization and Buddhism --- patriotic Buddhism --- marriage of monks --- all-embracing Buddhism --- religiousness of confucianism --- korean confucianism --- affection (chinchin/qinqin) --- respect (chonjon/zunzun) --- three-year mourning --- controversy on mourning attire --- Chos?n Dynasty --- Song Siy?l --- H? Mok --- Yun Hyu --- the Jogye Order --- decreased number of monks --- aging monks --- education for monks --- educational innovation

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