Religions of Modernity' challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that, once unleashed, the modern forces of individualism, science and technology inevitably erode the sacred and evoke the profane. The book’s chapters, some by established scholars, others by junior researchers, document instead in rich empirical detail how modernity relocates the sacred to the deeper layers of the self and the domain of digital technology. Rather than destroying the sacred tout court, then, the cultural logic of modernization spawns its own religious meanings, unacknowledged spiritualities and magical enchantments. The classical theoretical accounts of modernity by Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and others, it is argued in the introductory chapter, already hinted that there's a future for such religions of modernity.
Religions of Modernity
Edited by Ruy Blanes and José Mapril
Moving beyond the current media verves, this book debates, from a critical perspective, case studies on the sites and politics of religious diversity in Southern Europe.
By Tuomas Martikainen (University of Helsinki)
In Religion, Migration, Settlement, Tuomas Martikainen provides an account of the impact of immigration on the field of religion in Finland since the 1990s.
Edited by Irene Becci, Marian Burchardt, and José Casanova
Based on ethnographic explorations in cities across the globe, Topographies of Faith offers a unique and compelling analysis of religious dynamics in metropolitan centers. It creatively draws on perspectives from urban studies to explore the spatiality of religion in modern cities.
Cristina Rocha & Manuel A. Vásquez
The Diaspora of Brazilian Religions explores the global spread of religions originating in Brazil. Through ethnographically-rich case studies throughout the world, the book examines the circulation and consumption of Brazilian Christianities, African-based religion, and diverse expressions of ...
Edited by Afe Adogame and Shobana Shankar
In Religions on the Move, Afe Adogame and Shobana Shankar present essays on religious expansion beyond Christian missions, focusing on activities of migrants from Africa, Asia, and Latin America spreading their faiths in Europe, North America, and within the “South.”
by Michael Wilkinson (Trinity Western University).
This book analyses the variety of Pentecostal movements engaging politics in Africa, mission work in Asia, and issues of migration in Europe and North America.
Edited by Arie L. Molendijk, Justin Beaumont and Christoph Jedan, University of Groningen.
This book examines contemporary relations between religion, politics and urban societies from a theoretical perspective. Special attention is paid to those authors (e.g. Habermas, Taylor) who analyze new global constellations in terms of a shift from the secular to the postsecular.
Edited by Elizabeth Burns Coleman, Monash University and Kevin White, Australian National University
This book develops an interdiscplinary as well as cross cultural and historical analyses of the relationship between medicine, religion, and the body.
Edited by Annika Hvithamar, University of Southern Denmark, Margit Warburg, University of Copenhagen, and Brian Arly Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen
Combining the insights of scholars from the fields of religion, history, sociology and political science this book brings together genuine theoretical explorations and original case studies on civil religion, nationalism and globalization.
Edited by Lene Sjørup and Hilda Rømer Christensen
Taking the works of Saba Mahmood on piety and gender as a point of departure, this anthology discusses pieties and politics, methodologies, virtuous masculinities, and symbolic gender representations.
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