Proceedings of a workshop held July 17-18, 2009 at the University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus.
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pt. 1. From deprivitization to securitization -- pt. 2. From pietism to consumerism -- pt. 3. Concluding comments.
With a clear statement of the theoretical issues in the debates about secularization and post-secularism, 'Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology' considers a number of major case studies - from China, Europe, Singapore and South Asia - in order to understand the rise of public religions in the modern state. By distinguishing between political secularization - the separation of state and religion - and social secularization - the transformation of the everyday practice of religion - this volume offers an integrating framework within which to analyze these different societies.
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