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The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity

Edited by: Justin Beaumont

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138234147
eBook ISBN: 9781315307831
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315307831
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The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity offers an internationally significant and comprehensive interdisciplinary collection which provides a series of critical reviews of the current state of the art and future trends in philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual terms. The volume likewise presents a range of empirical knowledges and engagements with postsecularity. A critical yet sympathetic dialogue across disciplinary divides in an international context ensures that the volume covers a wide and interrelated intellectual and geographical scope.

The editor?s introduction with Klaus Eder offers a robust foundation for the volume, setting out the central aims and objectives, the rationale for the contributions, and an outline of the structure. Thorny issues of normativity and empirical challenges are highlighted for the reader. The handbook comprises four interrelated sections. Part I: Philosophical meditations discusses postsecularity from philosophical standpoints, and Part II: Theological perspectives presents contributions from a variety of theological viewpoints. Part III: Theory, space, social relations contains pieces from geography, planning, sociology, and religious studies that delve into theoretically informed empirical implications of postsecularity. Part IV: Political and social engagement offers chapters that emphasize the political and social implications of the debate. In the Afterword, Eduardo Mendieta joins the editor to reflect on the notion of reflexive secularization across the volume as a whole, alluding to new lines of inquiry.

The handbook is an invaluable guide for graduate and advanced undergraduate teaching, and a key reference for students and scholars of human geography, sociology, political science, applied philosophy, urban and public theology, planning, and urban studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Concepts, processes, and antagonisms of postsecularity Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Beyond belief Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The difficulty of unforgiving Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The postsecular condition and the genealogy of postmetaphysical thinking Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Redemptive criticism or the critique of religion Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Postatheism and the phenomenon of minimal religion in Russia  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The performative force of the postsecular Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Postsecularism, reason, and violence Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Theoretical framings of the postsecular Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Formations of the postsecular in education Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Redeeming the secular Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Christianity or barbarism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Postsecular theology  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Political theology and postsecularity Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Postsecular prophets Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Anticipating postsecularity Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Pope Francis and the theology of the people Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Interrogating the postsecular Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Postsecularity and urban theology Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Postsecular plasticity Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Dialogue with religious life in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Four genealogies of postsecularity Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Beyond salvaging solidarity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Christianity and the Indian diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Resisting the transcendent? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Architecture of radicalized postsecularism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Islamophobia, apophatic pluralism, and imagination Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Some critical remarks on religious identity Download PDF
Chapter  29:  After or against secularism Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Postsecularity in twenty questions Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Unofficial geographies of religion and spirituality as postsecular spaces Download PDF
Chapter  32:  (Re)enchanting secular people and politics Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Nordic far-right and the use of religious imagery  Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Postsecularity prefigured Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Reflexive secularization Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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