Religion in the Anthropocene

Nonhuman agencies, (re)enchantment and the emergence of a new sensibility

Authored by: Oriol Poveda

Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138182509
eBook ISBN: 9781315646435
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315646435-39

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Abstract

One of the most fruitful theoretical developments in the last years has been the work on nonhuman agencies. Following Charles Taylor’s notion of the ‘construals of agency,’ I argue that changes in the sense and conceptualization of agency are bound to affect the secular outlook on the world. That shift could be fittingly described as a form of (re)enchantment.

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