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Title A secular age beyond the West : religion, law and the State in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa / edited by Mirjam Künkler, John Madeley, Shylashri Shankar.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  211.6 S446S    DUE 09-18-22
Description xviii, 422 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in social theory, religion, and politics
Cambridge studies in social theory, religion, and politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Mirjam Künkler, Shylashri Shankar -- Secularity I : varieties and dilemmas / Philip Gorski -- The origins of secular public space : religion, education, and politics in Modern China / Zhe Ji -- The formation of secularism in Japan / Helen Hardacre -- Law, legitimacy, and equality : the bureaucratization of religion and conditions of belief in Indonesia / Mirjam Künkler -- Secularity and Hinduism's imaginaries in India / Shylashri Shankar -- Secularity without secularism in Pakistan : the politics of Islam from Sir Syed to Zia / Christophe Jaffrelot -- Charles Taylor's a secular age and secularization from below in Iran / Nader Hashemi -- The politics of Jewish' secularization in Israel / Hanna Lerner -- A Kemalist secular age? : cultural politics and radical republicanism in Turkey / Aslt Bâli -- Enigmatic variations : Russia and the three secularities / John Madeley -- Piety, politics, and identity : configurations of secularity in Egypt / Gudrun Krämer -- The commander of the faithful and Moroccan secularity Jonathan Wyrtzen / Conclusions : The continued prevalence of the "marker state" / Mirjam Künkler, John Madeley -- Afterword and corrections / Charles Taylor -- t Appendix : a quantitative take on the incidence of Taylor's three secularities in the eleven country studies / Mirjam Kunkler, John Madeley.
Summary This book traces religion and secularity in eleven countries not shaped by Western Christianity (Japan, China, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, and Morocco), and how they parallel or diverge from Charles Taylor's grand narrative of the North Atlantic world, 'A secular age' (2007). In all eleven cases, the state - enhanced by post-colonial and post-imperial legacies - highly determines religious experience, by variably regulating religious belief, practice, property, education, and/or law. Taylor's core condition of secularity - namely, legal permissibility and social acceptance of open religious unbelief (Secularity III) - is largely absent in these societies. The areas affected by state regulation, however, differ greatly. In India, Israel and most Muslim countries, questions of religious law are central to state regulation. But it is religious education and organization in China and church property and public practice in Russia that bear the brunt. This book explains these differences using the concept of 'differential burdening'.
Subject Secularism.
Secularism. (OCoLC)fst01110732
Middle East.
North Africa.
Genre/Form Comparative studies. (OCoLC)fst01423767
Added Author Künkler, Mirjam, 1977- editor.
Madeley, John, editor.
Shankar, Shylashri, 1967- editor.
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