Rethinking Secularism

This volume aims to help reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how “the secular” is constituted and understood, and how new understandings shape both analytic perspectives in the social sciences and various practical projects in politics and international affairs.

Coedited by Craig Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, and Jonathan VanAntwerpen, this volume aims to help reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how “the secular” is constituted and understood, and how new understandings shape both analytic perspectives in the social sciences and various practical projects in politics and international affairs. Contributors include Scott Appleby, Talal Asad, Rajeev Bhargava, Craig Calhoun, José Casanova, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Mark Juergensmeyer, Peter Katzenstein, Cecelia Lynch, Richard Madsen, Alfred Stepan, Charles Taylor, and Peter van der Veer.

Title
Rethinking Secularism
Author
eds. Craig Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer and Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Published
Oxford University Press, 2011
ISBN
9780199796687
On the web
Citation
Rethinking Secularism, eds. Craig Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer and Jonathan VanAntwerpen (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/ReligionTheology/SociologyofReligion/?view=usa&ci=9780199796687.