The Post-Secular in Question by Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Religion in Contemporary Society

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews



“A diverse but very stimulating collection.” -- Robert Bellah, author of Religion in Human Evolution:  From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age


The Post-Secular in Question considers whether there has in fact been a religious resurgence of global dimensions in recent decades. This collection of original essays by leading academics represents an interdisciplinary intervention in the continuing and ever-transforming discussion of the role of religion and secularism in today’s world. Foregrounding the most urgent and compelling questions raised by the place of religion in the social sciences, past and present, The Post-Secular in Question restores religion to a more central place in social scientific thinking about the world, helping to move scholarship “beyond unbelief.”


Contributors: Courtney Bender, Craig Calhoun, Michele Dillon, Philip S. Gorski, Richard Madsen, Kathleen Mahoney, Tomoko Masuzawa, Eduardo Mendieta, John Schmalzbauer, James K. A. Smith, John Torpey, Bryan S. Turner, Hent de Vries.



About Jonathan VanAntwerpen

See more books from this Author
Philip S. Gorski is Professor of Sociology at Yale University and author of The Protestant Ethic Revisited. David Kyuman Kim is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Connecticut College, author of Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics, and editor-at-large of The Immanent Frame. John Torpey is Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and author of Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics. Jonathan VanAntwerpen is director of the program on Religion and the Public Sphere at the Social Science Research Council, co-editor of The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere, and editor-in-chief of The Immanent Frame.
Published March 12, 2012 by NYU Press reference. 375 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review