Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
"Many have spoken of the increased secularization of Europe. This excellent volume from an international conference in Cambridge offers a comprehensive overview of the current debate, placing it as well in a historical context. It takes up ongoing questions such as antisemitism but also more contemporary ones such as an intense discussion over the role of Islam. Perspectives come from all parts of Europe West, Central, East and from all the major European religious traditions. An indispensable addition to this vital debate."
John T Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D, Professor of Social Ethics, Director, Catholic-Jewish Studies Program, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA.--Sanford Lakoff
"At the start of this century, Europe - once so fragmented in its history - stands on the threshold of a new era of power and influence on the world stage. But unless we can understand the roots of Europe's potential unity, we cannot work to actualize it. This book delves deep, and challenges the prevailing view that religious identity, built up over centuries, can be overlooked, dismissed, or reduced in the quest for a new human future. The great constituents of European identity - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and secular values - are analyzed here with illuminating perspicuity. A book of such depth, richness and originality needs to be read more than once. We owe its editors an immense debt of gratitude."
Professor Julius Lipner, Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion, Divinity Faculty, University of Cambridge.--Sanford Lakoff