Religions Of Modernity

Author: Stef Aupers
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004184511
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Religions of Modernity challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that, once unleashed, the modern forces of individualism, science and technology inevitably erode the sacred and evoke the profane. The book's chapters, some by established scholars, others by junior researchers, document instead in rich empirical detail how modernity relocates the sacred to the deeper layers of the self and the domain of digital technology. Rather than destroying the sacred tout court, then, the cultural logic of modernization spawns its own religious meanings, unacknowledged spiritualities and magical enchantments. The editors argue in the introductory chapter that the classical theoretical accounts of modernity by Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and others already hinted at the future emergence of these religions of modernity
Religions of Modernity
Language: en
Pages: 273
Authors: Stef Aupers, Dick Houtman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: BRILL

Religions of Modernity challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that, once unleashed, the modern forces of individualism, science and technology inevitably erode the sacred and evoke the profane. The book's chapters, some by established scholars, others by junior researchers, document instead in rich empirical detail how modernity relocates the sacred to the
Imperial Encounters
Language: en
Pages: 205
Authors: Peter van der Veer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-04-09 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Picking up on Edward Said's claim that the historical experience of empire is common to both the colonizer and the colonized, Peter van der Veer takes the case of religion to examine the mutual impact of Britain's colonization of India on Indian and British culture. He shows that national culture
Religion, Modernity and Postmodernity
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Paul Heelas
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-07-07 - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Religion, Modernity and Postmodernity is the first book to engage the study of religion with contemporary theorizing about culture. It addresses important issues such as whether there are postmodern forms of religion, whether theories of religion framed in terms of modernity can be recast to suit new or emerging circumstances,
Religion and Modernity
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Gergely Rosta
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-14 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This is not a book that provides a new integrated theory of religious change in modern societies, but rather one that develops theoretical elements that contribute to the understanding of some contemporary religious developments. Most of the approaches in sociology of religion are prone to emphasize either processes of religious
Powers of Distinction
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Nancy Levene
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-06 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The principle of modernity -- A history of religion -- Artificial populations -- The collective -- Images of truth from Anselm to Badiou -- The radical enlightenment of Spinoza and Kant -- Modernity as ground zero -- Of gods, laws, rabbis, and ends