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Public religions in the future world : postsecularism and utopia

Author: David Morris
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2021.
Series: Since 1970: histories of contemporary America
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Public Religions in the Future World is the first book to map the utopian terrain of the political-religious movements of the past four decades. David Morris started researching this book years ago when, backed by the resurgent power of American fundamentalists, George W. Bush promised to rid the world of evil. Religious visions of a utopian future were everywhere. In the time since, utopian fictions have drawn on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Morris
ISBN: 9780820360621 0820360627 9780820360645 0820360643
OCLC Number: 1252961042
Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm
Series Title: Since 1970: histories of contemporary America
Responsibility: David Morris.

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"Public Religions in the Future World is the first book to map the utopian terrain of the political-religious movements of the past four decades. David Morris started researching this book years ago when, backed by the resurgent power of American fundamentalists, George W. Bush promised to rid the world of evil. Religious visions of a utopian future were everywhere. In the time since, utopian fictions have drawn on religion to imagine futures of renewed human care and community over and against the relentless economic logics of neoliberalism. Examining a politically diverse set of utopian fictions, this book cuts across the usual right/left political divisions to show a surprising convergence: each political-religious vision imagines a revived world of care and community over and against the relentless economization and fragmentation of neoliberalism. Understanding these religions as utopian movements in reaction to neoliberalism, Public Religions invites us to rethink the bases of religious identification and practice. Offering new insights on texts from the Left Behind series to the novels of Octavia Butler, Public Religions shows that the present moment crackles with a utopian energy that opens new opportunities for political organizing and genuine, lasting community building"--

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