Beyond Idols (Innbundet)

The Shape of a Secular Society


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2001
Antall sider: 208
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195143690
Omtale: Beyond Idols
This book attempts to articulate the nature of a secular society, describe its benefits, and suggests the conditions under which such a society could emerge. To become secular, argues Fenn, is to open oneself and one's society to a wide range of possibilities, some interesting and exciting, some burdensome and dreadful. While some sociologists have argued that a "Civil Religion" is necessary to hold together our newly "religionless" society, Fenn urges that there is nothing to fear-and everything to gain-from living in a society that is not bound together by sacred memories and beliefs, or by sacred institutions and practices.

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