Tag Archives: secularization

Religion Snapshots: Defining Postsecularism, Part 2

Religion Snapshots is a feature with the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog, where a number of contributors are asked to briefly comment on popular news items or pressing theoretical issues in the field, especially those topics relating to definitions, classification … Continue reading

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Critical Research on Religion: An Interview with Warren S. Goldstein, Part 2

Warren S. Goldstein, Executive Director of the Center for Critical Research on Religion (http://www.criticaltheoryofreligion.org), is a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University and a Religion Fellow at Boston University’s School of Theology. His Ph.D. is … Continue reading

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On “Religious Symbols” and the Politics of Perception

by Matt Sheedy On September 10, 2013, the government of Québec made international headlines with the proposal of Bill 60, more commonly known as the “Charter of Values.” The Bill would see restrictions on the wearing of “religious symbols,” requiring … Continue reading

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ShaunTology, Part 2: Shaun T and the American Self

by Charles McCrary In my first post in this series, I began a discussion of fitness instructor Shaun T, treating him as a lens through which to explore secularization theses, especially as he embodies an ethic of “human flourishing” at … Continue reading

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Jürgen Habermas and the Study of Religion – Part 2

By Matt Sheedy In my previous post I noted: In case it is not painfully clear, Habermas is not a scholar of “religion.” He does not take up the term critically, examine its uses in various contexts, nor ask what … Continue reading

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