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Public Religions in the Modern World

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In a sweeping reconsideration of the relation between religion and modernity, Jose Casanova surveys the roles that religions may play in the public sphere of modern societies. During the 1980s, religious traditions around the world, from Islamic fundamentalism to Catholic liberation theology, began making their way, often forcefully, out of the private sphere and into public life, causing the "deprivatization" of religion in contemporary life. No longer content merely to administer pastoral care to individual souls, ...

Public Religions in the Modern World 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226095356

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Public Religions in the Modern World 1994, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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