Secularization and the World Religions
Edited by Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt
Hans Joas is director of the Max Weber Center at the University of Erfurt and professor of sociology and social thought at the University of Chicago.
Klaus Wiegandt is founder and CEO of Forum für Verantwortung.
Notes on Contributors Foreword - Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt Society, State and Religion: Their Relationship from the Perspective of the World Religions: An Introduction - Hans Joas 1. Catholic Christianity - Cardinal Karl Lehmann 2. Protestantism - Friedrich Wilhelm Graf 3. The Departure and Return of God: Secularization and Theologization in Judaism - Eckart Otto 4. Islam and Secularization - Gudrun Krämer 5. Hinduism - Heinrich von Stietencron 6. Secularization: Confucianism and Buddhism - Rudolf G.Wagner 7. From Hostility through Recognition to Identification: State–Church Models and their Relationship to Freedom of Religion - Winfried Brugger 8. ‘Science Doesn’t Tremble’: The Secular Natural Sciences and the Modern Feeling for Life - Ernst Peter Fischer 9. The Religious Situation in Europe - José Casanova 10. The Religious Situation in the USA - Hans Joas 11. The Religious Situation in East Asia - Joachim Gentz 12. The Relevance of the European Model of Secularization in Latin America and Africa - David Martin 13. The Desecularization of the Middle East Conflict: From a Conflict between States to a Conflict between Religious Communities - Hans G. Kippenberg Afterword - Klaus Wiegandt
... the publication of these conference papers is to be welcomed as the scope of them is precise and original, and the chapters generally are of a high quality. Finally, it has to be remarked that Alex Skinner has done a first-rate job of translating the papers into a flowing and coherent English.
Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Volume 19, No 1
Size: 134 x 156 mm
Publication: August 1, 2009