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Secular religion and the logic of religion

Ninian Smart

Secular religion and the logic of religion

by Ninian Smart

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Published by Faber .
Written in English


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Statementby N. Smart.
SeriesHeslington Lectures -- University of York, 1966
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Open LibraryOL19945735M

Apr 14,  · O n the first page of his book, Islam and the Secular State, Abdullahi an-Na'im writes: "In order to be a Muslim by conviction and free choice, which is the only way one can be a . Carson went after the secular movement: Facts aside, Carson was on the rhetorical warpath with secularism as his target. That suggested a speech full of religion and replete with praise for mixing religion and government. All these arguments are addressed in my upcoming book. The Declaration is a beautiful document that should be read.

Nov 16,  · In order to expand the discussion of Slezkine’s study, we asked scholars of religion familiar with the Soviet and other communist regimes to join us in this book forum. The author has responded to the commentaries in an interview. This is a startling book . Dec 03,  · Religion was more market-driven, more even consumer-oriented. People could affiliate or not affiliate by choice precisely as their consciences dictated. Also helping along the reconciliation of religion and modernization was the fact that both secular and religious thinkers so often agreed on things for a long time in American axendadeportiva.com: Tom Rosentiel.

"Secular religion" is, therefore, a natural way of describing ordinary human life: either as that way of life that is expressed in religion, or as that way of life in which religion is expressed. The conceptual need to reestablish the secular ramifications of what appertains to a . An increasing number of overtly secular people believe in myths: myths about religion – and about how religion works.. Unfortunately, many of these secular people are vocal in the public square, driving important discussions around the role of religion in society. As far as they’re concerned, religion’s place in society – including freedom of religion – must be wound axendadeportiva.com: Akos Balogh.


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A secular religion is a communal belief system that often rejects or neglects the metaphysical aspects of the supernatural, commonly associated with traditional religion, instead placing typical religious qualities in earthly entities. Among systems that have been characterized as secular religions are capitalism, communism, Juche, anarchism, fascism, nationalism, Auguste Comte's Religion of.

I can't. It is as good an example of an oxymoron as one can find. Secular religion and the logic of religion book, and religious beliefs, are rooted in faith, which cannot be quantified or explained with any degree of logic.

Secularism is defined as everything else that is not pertaini. Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide (Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics) [Pippa Norris, Ronald Inglehart] on axendadeportiva.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Seminal nineteenth-century thinkers predicted that religion would gradually fade in importance with the emergence of industrial society.

The belief that religion was dying became the conventional Cited by: Excellent question. I'll try to give it further thought and also check back to review other answers (esp if you message me to do so). Perhaps you would benefit from a recent textbook that adopts an academic standpoint. Nice example: Corrigan, Den.

Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

You and Me Against Religion. K likes. "i am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world" Richard Dawkins-Followers: K. Feb 11,  · The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously [Jacques Berlinerblau] on axendadeportiva.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Today's secularists too often have very little accurate knowledge about religion, and even less desire to learn. This is problematic insofar as their sense of self is constructed in opposition to axendadeportiva.com by: The book shows that religion is not a universal and transhistorical phenomenon.

Religious-secular and religion-politics distinctions are modern Western axendadeportiva.com: Sindre Bangstad. The best books on Religion versus Secularism in History recommended by Martin Marty.

The professor of religious history says that though the world may seem to be increasingly secular, the growth of Christianity and Islam in some places disproves it. Spirituality & Religion Sports Videos Television Videogame Videos Vlogs Youth Media Regent Park TV.

Featured audio All audio latest This Just In Grateful Dead. Religion, Violence, and the Secular State assesses contemporary religious violence in the context of tensions between state secularism and religious ethics, and ultimately concludes that the West must reemphasize its own religious tradition in order to successfully combat the rise of a violent fundamentalism.

The book presents an argument in three parts: first, an examination of the nature of Price: $ Apr 11,  · The way the author “proves” Secular Humanism is a religion relies on this logic: Bears are (1) large, powerful animals (2) that can be dangerous to humans and (3) are good swimmers.

Obviously ducks are good swimmers, therefore they are bears. There are at least three distinct senses of the "return of religion" in recent Continental thought.

Taken together, they obey a sort of kettle logic, and they leave the secularist with a dilemma Author: Christopher Watkin. The focus of this study is Western religion.

Its salient features, however, are analogously present in Eastern religion and other cul-tural expressions. Considerations of Eastern religion and primitive religion are instructive, indeed indispensable, in understanding the logic of religion.

Yet the far greater mass of material availableCited by: 1. Jeremy Bentham was an ardent secularist convinced that society could be sustained without the support of religious institutions or beliefs.

This book illustrates the nature, extent, and depth of Bentham's concern with religion, from his Oxford days of first doubts through the middle years of quiet unbelief to the zealous atheism and secularism of his later life. Religion and the Secular. DOI link for Religion and the Secular.

Religion and the Secular book. Historical and Colonial Formations. In the second part of the book, Juergensmeyer attempts to explain the underlying logic of religious violence. One thing that distinguishes religious violence from secular violence is the former's tendency to Author: Timothy Fitzgerald.

Its mistreatment of secular human­ ism aside, the book has many virtues. Bart’s chapters constitute one of the most powerful accounts one will read anywhere of how it feels, from both the intellectual and emotional per­ spectives, to jettison one’s faith and embrace life without religion.

From the Publisher via CrossRef (no proxy) axendadeportiva.com (no proxy) Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)Author: Ninian Smart.

Onishi's book is clearly written, offers a thoughtful introduction to the field of continental philosophy of religion, and lays out a coherent case for why the secular can be sacred on its own terms.

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews - Anthony D. TraylorAuthor: Bradley B. Onishi. Several commentators (such as the book-writing team of John Micklethwait and Adrian Woodridge) have documented the recent rise of religion across the globe. The resurgence of religion is a direct challenge to the “secularization thesis,” the idea that as enlightenment, scientific knowledge and technology spread, the force of religion contracts.

Other writers (Larry Diamond, forRead More. Books shelved as atheism-religion-philosophy: The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris, The Portable Atheist: Essential.Secular theology rejected the church as an authority for religious teachings, embracing instead a personal awareness of God and the virtues of Christianity.

Secular theology also brought about a general shift towards science and logic as authorities over questions outside of the human condition.In quite a few corners of the academic world, the study of religion has not emancipated itself entirely from religious, especially Christian theological, perspectives and agendas.

In this book a number of prominent scholars present their ideas of how religion should be perceived from a non-religious (secular), academic and scientific point of view, how the studies should be undertaken and what.