For instance, in his introduction, McAndrews uses "the outlawing of school prayer and legalization of abortion" as defining elements of America's secularization
during the 1960s and 1970s (p.
I then examine the background of the 1960s treatments of secularization
among progressive Catholic writers, showing how they tended to view secular fields like the economy as neutral, autonomous, and disenchanted.
The theory that modernization would inevitably lead to secularization
was largely abandoned (Peter Berger).
But as demonstrated by the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party to power in Turkey, over time this forced secularization
generated very broad popular opposition and brought to power, with popular support, Islamist elements that opposed secular coercion.
BEIRUT: Pope Benedict XVI appointed Boulos Matar, the Maronite bishop of Beirut, Wednesday to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, a department aimed at countering growing secularization
Hoeveler follows Taylor by defining secularization
not so much as the subtraction of religion from public space or the diminution of religious beliefs and practices but as a change in the largely invisible background of ordinary understanding.
From the questions of multiple jurisdictions in Canada (5) to United States Supreme Court decisions on the use of tax payers' money to fund religious themed displays in public spaces (6) to debates about the Islamic veil in France (7), recent debates on secularization
focus predominantly on application.
Since the 1970s, the secularization
thesis has been forced onto the defensive as a tide of religiosity - often "fundamentalist" in nature - gained renewed influence in the major traditions, including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
Moreover, he was also co-editor of one of the two best collections that have explored whether secularization
is the best way to describe the West's recent history (with Werner Urstorf, The Decline of Christendom in Western Europe, 1750-2000 [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003]).
The Book of God: Secularization
and Design in the Romantic Era.
in the Romanian Orthodox Church public discourse about Romania's integration into the European Union
From Islam's status in multiculturalism, global issues, and issues of secularization
, author Frederic Volpi presents a high fascinating and scholarly read, making "Political Islam Observed" a must for anyone discussing and seeking to understand Islamic politics around the world
The Plot to Kill God: Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization
, by Paul Froese.
The specific task of this new organism is to promote a renewed evangelization in formerly Christian countries which are going through a progressive secularization
Whereas secularizing Westernized autocracies like the Shah's prompted upwellings of religious radicalism, Iran's religious dictatorship has produced a softening secularization
that is likely to last, since both non-religious and faithful Iranians increasingly see representative government as indispensable to their values.