The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (A Columbia / SSRC Book)

The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (A Columbia / SSRC Book)

Jonathan VanAntwerpen


The energy of faith within the Public Sphere represents an extraordinary chance to event a various workforce of preeminent philosophers confronting one pervasive modern hindrance: what function does—or should—religion play in our public lives? Reflecting on her contemporary paintings touching on kingdom violence in Israel-Palestine, Judith Butler explores the opportunity of spiritual views for renewing cultural and political feedback, whereas Jürgen Habermas, top recognized for his seminal notion of the general public sphere, thinks throughout the ambiguous legacy of the idea that of "the political" in modern idea. Charles Taylor argues for a thorough redefinition of secularism, and Cornel West defends civil disobedience and emancipatory theology. Eduardo Mendieta and Jonathan VanAntwerpen aspect the significant contribution of those philosophers to modern social and political thought, and an afterword by means of Craig Calhoun locations those makes an attempt to reconceive the importance of either faith and the secular within the context of latest nationwide and overseas politics.

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