By Titus Hjelm
Is God again? Reconsidering the recent Visibility of Religion examines the transferring boundary among faith and the general public sphere in Europe and the center East. Asking what the 'new visibility of faith' potential and difficult simplistic notions of dwelling in a 'post-secular' age, the chapters discover how faith is contested and renegotiated within the public sphere - or particularly, in numerous publics - and the results of those struggles on society, nation and faith itself.
Whereas faith arguably by no means went away within the united states, the re-emergence of public faith is a ecu phenomenon. Is God Back? presents well timed case reports from Europe, in addition to extending to the center East, the place fledgling democracies are suffering to create types of governance that stem from the eu secular version, yet which must be in a position to accommodate a way more public kind of religiosity. Discussions contain the recent visibility of neo-Pagan and local religion teams in Europe, Evangelical Christians and Church educating on sexuality within the united kingdom, and Islamic social activities within the Arab international.
Drawing from empirical and theoretical examine on faith and nationwide identification, faith and media, church-state relationships, and faith and welfare, Is God Back? is a wealthy resource for college students and students attracted to the altering face of public faith within the sleek international, together with these learning the sociology of faith, social coverage, and theology.