Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society

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This book attempts to articulate the nature of a secular society, describe its benefits, and suggests the conditions under which such a society could emerge. To become secular, argues Fenn, is to open oneself and one's society to a wide range of possibilities, some interesting and exciting, some burdensome and dreadful. While some sociologists have argued that a "Civil Religion" is necessary to hold together our newly "religionless" society, Fenn urges that there is nothing to fear--and everything to gain--from living in a ...

Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society 2001, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195143690

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