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Formations of belief : historical approaches to religion and the secular

Author: Philip G Nord; Katja Guenther; Max Weiss; Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Series: Publications in partnership with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For decades, scholars and public intellectuals have been predicting the demise of religion in the face of secularization. Yet religion is undergoing an unprecedented resurgence in modern life--and secularization no longer appears so inevitable. Formations of Belief brings together many of today's leading historians to shed critical light on secularism's origins, its present crisis, and whether it is as antithetical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Nord; Katja Guenther; Max Weiss; Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.
ISBN: 9780691190754 0691190755
OCLC Number: 1089431996
Notes: "Publications in partnership with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University"--Page opposite the title page.
Description: vii, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Philip Nord --
Past belief : the fall and rise of ecclesiastical history in early modern Europe / Anthony Grafton --
Jacob Sasportas and Jewish Messianism / Yaacob Dweck --
Doubt and unbelief in the early modern era : Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and the Spanish tradition / Stefania Pastore --
Exeuntes de corpore qui sumus? "out of the body, who are we?" : Augustine, the care of the dead, and a clash of representations / Peter Brown --
In the church and at home : approaches to saints in colonial Mexico / Caterina Pizzigoni --
An ordinary Soviet death : scientific atheism, socialist rituals, and life's final question / Victoria Smolkin --
True believers in the modern Middle East / Max Weiss --
The reformation era and the secularization of knowledge / Brad S. Gregory --
Contesting secularization : the idea of a normative deficit of modernity after Max Weber / Peter E. Gordon --
Religious minorities and the anxieties of an Islamic identity in Pakistan / Muhammad Qasim Zaman --
Belief in science : on the neuroscience of religion / Katja Guenther.
Series Title: Publications in partnership with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University
Responsibility: edited by Philip Nord, Katja Guenther, & Max Weiss.

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For decades, scholars and public intellectuals have been predicting the demise of religion in the face of secularization. Yet religion is undergoing an unprecedented resurgence in modern life--and  Read more...

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"A multifaceted and nuanced approach to the origins of secularist thought." * Paradigm Explorer *

 
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