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Religion and Modern Society

Citizenship, Secularisation and the State

Religion and Modern Society by Bryan S. Turner
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Religion is now high on the public agenda, with recent events focusing the world's attention on Islam in particular. This book provides a unique historical and comparative analysis of the place of religion in the emergence of modern secular society. Bryan S. Turner considers the problems of multicultural, multi-faith societies and legal pluralism in terms of citizenship and the state, with special emphasis on the problems of defining religion and the sacred in the secularisation debate. He explores a range of issues central to current debates: the secularisation thesis itself, the communications revolution, the rise of youth spirituality, feminism, piety and religious revival. Religion and Modern Society contributes to political and ethical controversies through discussions of cosmopolitanism, religion and globalisation. It concludes with a pessimistic analysis of the erosion of the social in modern society and the inability of new religions to provide 'social repair'.
Cambridge University Press; March 2011
372 pages; ISBN 9781139062534
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Title: Religion and Modern Society
Author: Bryan S. Turner
 
ISBNs
1139064266
9780521858649
9781139062534
9781139064262