Post-secular Society

Authored by: Austin Harrington

Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory

Print publication date:  March  2011
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415548250
eBook ISBN: 9780203875575
Adobe ISBN: 9781135997946

10.4324/9780203875575.ch42

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Abstract

If it can be said that theoretical controversies in the social sciences in the 1980s and 1990s revolved first predominantly around debates about modernity and “postmodernism” and then moved to an overriding focus on concepts and experiences of “globalization”, a strong case can be made for religious, ethical, and axiological inquiries as a third paradigmatic key of investigation since the turn of the millennium.

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