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Secularization

Steve Bruce

Secularization

in defence of an unfashionable theory

by Steve Bruce

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Secularization (Theology),
  • Secularisatie (maatschappij),
  • Religion and sociology

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [224]-235) and index.

    StatementSteve Bruce
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT83.7 .B78 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 243 p. :
    Number of Pages243
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24838733M
    ISBN 100199584400
    ISBN 109780199584406
    LC Control Number2010935041
    OCLC/WorldCa656767655

      As the distinguished observer Owen Chadwick put the point in his Gifford Lectures, subsequently published as a much-noted book called The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century, "We cannot begin our quest for secularization by postulating a dream-society that once upon a time was not secular." It is a deep : Templeton Press. SECULARIZATION. term secularization came into use in European languages at the Peace of Westphalia in , where it was used to describe the transfer of territories previously under ecclesiastical control to the dominion of lay political authorities. The term secularis was already in use, and the distinction between sacred and secular, roughly .

      A collection of eleven essays and lectures by Del Noce that originally appeared between and , and which the author published as a book in , The Age of Secularization quickly became recognized as one of the most original and penetrating attempts to interpret the cultural and political turmoil of the : McGill-Queens University Press. By introducing their thinking on religion, politics, and secularization, the book also makes two of their own key texts available to an English-language readership. “What makes the book so valuable pedagogically is the clarity and scope of its synthetic gestures about the dense questions congealing around the topic of secularization.

    Secularization is the confiscation of church land or property by the state, such as in the suppression of term is often used to specifically refer to such confiscations during the French Revolution and the First French Empire in the sense of seizing churches and converting their property to state ownership. Other examples include. Definition of secularization noun in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, synonyms and more. We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website, including to .


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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See Cited by: Secularization in the United States is a hotly debated topic. America has been considered a Christian nation for a long time, with many Christian values guiding existing policies and laws. However, in the last few decades, with the growth of other religions as well as atheism, the nation has become more : Ashley Crossman.

The primary purpose of this book, however, is the identification of such programs rather than their promotion. Secularization book Overall, the collection seeks to bring analytical clarity to ongoing debates about secularization and help explain the co-existence of apparently conflicting stories about the origins of Western modernity.

The decline in power, popularity and prestige of religion across the modern world is not a short-term or localized trend nor is it an accident. It is a consequence of subtle but powerful features of modernization. Secularization book sociologist, Steve Bruce, elaborates the secularization paradigm and defends it against a wide variety of recent attempts at rebuttal and refutation.

Secularization addresses the sociological classics’ ambivalent accounts of the future of religion, later and more robust sociological claims about religious decline, and the most influential philosophical secularization thesis, which says that the dominant ideas of modern thought are in fact religious ones in a secularized form.

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It is a consequence of subtle but powerful features of ed sociologist, Steve Bruce, elaborates the secularization paradigm and defends it against a wide variety of recent attempts at Secularization book and refutation.

Using the best. The book outlines some shortcomings of these accounts in the light of historical inquiry and comparative sociology; examines claims that some religions are \'resistant to secularization\'; and analyses controversies in the politics of religion, in particular over the relationship between Christianity and Islam and over the implicitly religious.

The question of religion, its contemporary and future significance and its role in society and state is currently perceived as an urgent one by many and is widely discussed within the public sphere.

But it has also long been one of the core topics of the historically oriented social sciences. The immense stock of knowledge furnished by the history of religion and religious studies, theology. Secularization theory can be traced back to Saint-Simon () who argued that association between church and state had gone through three stages.

In ancient Greece and Rome, religion and state were ruled by the same class, which resulted in the interlocking of the two. The Secularization Debate is a collection of essays by prominent American and European scholars that forcefully delineates the critical issues pivotal to the hotly contested concept of secularization and its continued relevance in the postmodern era.

Preview this book. This book, written from a sociological perspective, takes up that challenge. The author distinguishes three levels In an epoch in which religion has explicitly and sometimes violently returned to the forefront of the global public scene, the process of secularization that has fundamentally marked Western and particularly European societies /5(4).

A really good book. Sets the idea of the secularization paradigm in the first two chapters and then picks apart the critiques of the paradigm in the following chapters.

Well written, informal, even funny at times, yet always razor sharp in analysis, this is the place to start if you're into the, well, paradigmatic discussion in the sociology of /5.

Secularization Hits the Mormons Is the LDS church losing ground. Ever since the great American Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. found inspiration. The book outlines some shortcomings of these accounts in the light of historical inquiry and comparative sociology; examines claims that some religions are ‘resistant to secularization’; and analyzes controversies in the politics of religion, in particular over the relationship between Christianity and Islam and over the implicitly.

Secularization is the transformation of a society from close identification with religious values and institutions toward nonreligious (or irreligious) values and secular secularization thesis refers to the belief that as societies progress, particularly through modernization and rationalization, religion loses its authority in all aspects of social life and governance.

[1]. Secularization Falsified by Peter L. Berger February The other exception is perhaps even more relevant to the question of secularization, for it is constituted by an international cultural elite, essentially a globalization of the Enlightened intelligentsia of Europe.

It is everywhere a minority of the population—but a very. This book examines the emergence of different patterns of secularization. It identifies the circumstances under which religion may remain or cease to be politically active and legitimate in societies where secularization has been initially inhibited given a.

Secularization theory was once the dominant sociological pattern of interpretation to describe and explain religious change in the modern period. The classic figures of sociology drew on the assumptions of secularization theory to work out the defining features of modern societies and the conditions necessary for the emergence of the modern.

To Stark the secularization thesis has failed to be an accurate prediction due to six main reasons. Firstly, it is a myth that there has been a decline in religious belief and participation because “there has been no demonstrable long-term decline in European religious participation” and in Europe “levels of subjective religiousness.

Hitchcock, James. "The Secularization of the West." Chapter 3 in What is Secular Humanism. (Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books, ), Reprinted by permission of the author. The Author. James Hitchcock, historian, author, and lecturer, writes frequently on current events in the Church and in the world.

Dr. Secularization addresses the sociological classics’ ambivalent accounts of the future of religion, later and more robust sociological claims about religious decline, and the most influential philosophical secularization thesis, which says that the dominant ideas of modern thought are in fact religious ones in a secularized form.

The book Book Edition: 1st Edition.Secularization, Source: The Oxford Companion to United States History Author(s): George CotkinGeorge Cotkin. the process by which church and state become separated and by which individuals gradually lose the sense of awe and mystery often associated with religious beliefs.Secularization stems above all from societal ratio-nalization.

The key element in most sociological ac-counts of secularization is the idea that, over the last several centuries, institutions in the West have be-come differentiated.

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