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Religion in the National Agenda

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C. John Sommerville (Ph.D. University of Iowa) is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Florida. He is the author of nine ... Weiterlesen
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C. John Sommerville (Ph.D. University of Iowa) is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Florida. He is the author of nine books, including most recently, The Decline of the Secular University (2006), How the News Makes Us Dumb: The Death of Wisdom in an Information Society (1999), and The News Revolution in England: Cultural Dynamic of Daily Information (1996).



Klappentext

In this highly provocative investigation, C. John Sommerville examines common linguistic uses of the terms areligion, a areligious, a aspiritual, a and aseculara in order to discern understandings of these words in contemporary American culture. For example, he finds that, in English, areligiona is our word for a certain kind of response to a certain kind of power (the power and the response both being beyond anything else in our experience). Sommerville then uses these definitions to examine the ways that institutions in the fields of education, science, law, politics and religion are affectedaoften in unexpected waysaby a shared set of assumptions about what these words mean.

Zusammenfassung
Examines common linguistic uses of the terms 'religion', 'religious', 'spiritual', and 'secular' in order to discern understandings of these words in contemporary American culture.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Religion in the National Agenda
Untertitel: What We Mean by Religious, Spiritual, Secular
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EAN: 9781602581630
ISBN: 978-1-60258-163-0
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Baylor University Press
Genre: Religion & Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 253
Gewicht: 538g
Größe: H236mm x B158mm x T23mm
Jahr: 2009