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Title Religion and the political imagination / edited by Ira Katznelson and Gareth Stedman Jones.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Subject Secularization -- History.
Religion and politics -- History.
Alt Name Katznelson, Ira.
Stedman Jones, Gareth.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 383 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Secularisation: religion and the roots of innovation in the political sphere / Ingrid Creppell -- Regarding toleration and liberalism : considerations from the Anglo-Jewish experience / Ira Katznelson -- The Enlightenment, the late eighteenth-century revolutions and their aftermath : the 'secularising' implications of Protestantism? / David M. Thompson -- In the lands of the Ottomans : religion and politics / Karen Barkey -- The Russian Orthodox Church and secularisation / Geoffrey Hosking -- The American experience of secularisation / Michael O'Brien -- French Catholic political thought from the deconfessionalisation of the state to the recognition of religious freedom / Emile Perreau-Saussine -- Religion and the origins of socialism / Gareth Stedman Jones -- From 1848 to Christian democracy / Christopher Clark -- The disciplining of the religious conscience in nineteenth-century British politics / Jonathan Parry -- Colonial secularisation and Islamism in North India : a relationship of creativity / Humeira Iqtidar -- The 1960s / Hugh McLeod -- Gendering secularisation : locating women in the transformation of British Christianity in the 1960s / Callum G. Brown -- Does constitutionalisation lead to secularisation? / Anat Scolnicov -- Europe's uneasy marriage of secularisation and Christianity since the 1960s and the challenge of contemporary religious pluralism / Jytte Klausen -- On thick and thin religion : some critical reflections on secularisation theory / Sudipta Kaviraj.
Summary "The theory of secularisation became a virtually unchallenged truth of twentieth-century social science. First sketched out by Enlightenment philosophers, then transformed into an irreversible global process by nineteenth-century thinkers, the theory was given substance by the precipitate drop in religious practice across Western Europe in the 1960s. However, the re-emergence of acute conflicts at the interface between religion and politics has confounded such assumptions. It is clear that these ideas must be rethought. Yet, as this distinguished, international team of scholars reveal, not everything contained in the idea of secularisation was false. Analyses of developments since 1500 reveal a wide spectrum of historical processes: partial secularisation in some spheres has been accompanied by sacralisation in others. Utilising new approaches derived from history, philosophy, politics and anthropology, the essays collected in Religion and the Political Imagination offer new ways of thinking about the urgency of religious issues in the contemporary world"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511909788 (electronic bk.)
0511909780 (electronic bk.)
9780511779510 (electronic bk.)
0511779518 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 680491979
Additional Format Print version: Religion and the political imagination. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521766548 (DLC) 2010017812 (OCoLC)607985727

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