Politics of Postsecular Religion


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Politics of Postsecular Religion - Abeysekara, Ananda, Professor
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Ananda Abeysekara contends that democracy, along with its cherished secular norms, is founded on the idea of a promise deferred to the future. Rooted in democracy's messianic promise is the belief that religious--political identity-such as Buddhist, Hindu, Sinhalese, Christian, Muslim, or Tamil--can be critiqued, neutralized, improved, and changed, even while remaining inseparable from the genocide of the past. This facile belief, he argues, is precisely what distracts us from challenging the violence inherent in ...

Politics of Postsecular Religion 2008, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231142908