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Secularization and the World Religions
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Secularization and the World Religions

Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt

Abstract

The question of religion, its contemporary and future significance and its role in society and state is currently perceived as an urgent one by many and is widely discussed within the public sphere. But it has also long been one of the core topics of the historically oriented social sciences. The immense stock of knowledge furnished by the history of religion and religious studies, theology, sociology and history has to be introduced into the public conscience today. This can promote greater awareness of the contemporary global religious situation and its links with politics and economics and ... More

Keywords: religion, society, state, social sciences, world religions, clash of civilizations, secularization, religious traditions, political order, natural sciences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781846311871
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315671

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hans Joas, editor

Klaus Wiegandt, editor

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