Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism (Hardback)
  • Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism (Hardback)
zoom

Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism (Hardback)

(author)
£50.00
Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 18/10/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Tyler Roberts encourages scholars to abandon rigid conceptual oppositions between "secular" and "religious" to better understand how human beings actively and thoughtfully engage with their worlds and make meaning. The artificial distinction between a self-conscious and critical "academic study of religion" and an ideological and authoritarian "religion," he argues, only obscures the phenomenon. Instead, Roberts calls on intellectuals to approach the field as a site of "encounter" and "response," illuminating the agency, creativity, and critical awareness of religious actors. To respond to religion is to ask what religious behaviors and representations mean to us in our individual worlds, and scholars must confront questions of possibility and becoming that arise from testing their beliefs, imperatives, and practices. Roberts refers to the work of Hent de Vries, Eric Santner, and Stanley Cavell, each of whom exemplifies encounter and response in their writings as they traverse philosophy and religion to expose secular thinking to religious thought and practice. This approach highlights the resources religious discourse can offer to a fundamental reorientation of critical thought. In humanistic criticism after secularism, the lines separating the creative, the pious, and the critical themselves become the subject of question and experimentation.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231147521
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

Heretics
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
Holy War in Judaism
Added to basket
Faith and Wisdom in Science
Added to basket
Fields of Blood
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket
The Screwtape Letters
Added to basket
Warriors of God
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Rage Against God
Added to basket
The Bible as Politics
Added to basket
Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed
Added to basket
The Moral Landscape
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Humanism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Science and Belief
Added to basket
The Devil Wins
Added to basket
£24.00
Hardback
New Heavens and a New Earth
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.