New PDF release: Beyond the Secular West (Religion, Culture, and Public Life)

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By Akeel Bilgrami

What is the nature of secularism in international locations that weren't pervaded by means of Christianity, corresponding to China, India, and the countries of the center East? To what volume is the secular an imposition of colonial rule? Has glossy secularism developed organically, or is it even worthwhile, and has it usually intended growth? How does secularism comport with neighborhood non secular cultures in Africa, and the way does it paintings with neighborhood different types of energy and governance in Latin America?

A very important extension of Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, during which he exhaustively chronicled the emergence of secularism in Latin Christendom, this anthology applies Taylor’s findings to secularism’s worldwide migration. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Nacim, Rajeev Bhargava, Akeel Bilgrami, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Sudipta Kaviraj, Claudio Lomnitz, Alfred Stepan, Charles Taylor, and Peter van der Veer every one discover the transformation of Western secularism past Europe, and the gathering closes with Taylor’s reaction to every essay. What started as a latest response to—as good as a obdurate extension of—Latin Christendom has develop into a posh export formed by means of the world’s spiritual and political structures. Brilliantly alternating among highbrow and methodological ways, the amount fosters a better engagement with this phenomenon throughout disciplines.

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