Responsibility and Criticism after Secularism
|Series title:||Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $65.00|
| Book Description: |
Tyler Roberts encourages scholars to abandon the conceptual opposition between "secular" and "religious" to better understand how human beings actively and thoughtfully engage with their worlds and make meaning. The artificial distinction between a self-conscious and critical "academic study of religion" and an ideological and authoritarian "religion," he argues, only obscures the phenomenon. Instead, Roberts calls on intellectuals to approach the field as a site of "encounter" and...