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Introduction

Callum G. Brown

Callum G. Brown is Professor of Late Modern European History at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is author of The Death of Christian Britain: Understanding Secularisation 1800–2000 (2nd edition 2009) and Religion and the Demographic Revolution: Women and Secularisation in Canada, UK, Ireland and USA since the 1960s (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Becoming Atheist : Humanism and the Secular West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...One by one Millions of people in the West in the last sixty years have become atheists. One by one, without significant rancour or obstacle, and without coercion by governments or an invading political ideology, individuals have come...

Introduction: Three Inventions

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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...The effort to discern meaning in all the confusions and cross purposes of history distinguishes Western culture and imparts historical dynamic to its striving.God’s temple is human history....If they are not to be ineffectual intellectuals,...

Racing humanism: Two examples for context

Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn is Agnes Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. He is Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), and Director of Research at the Institute for Humanist Studies, Washington DC, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanism : Essays on race, religion, and cultural production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Despite assumptions all African Americans are believers in god(s), there are long-standing modalities of humanism within African American communities.This chapter is a modified version of “African American Humanism in Practice and Thought,”...

Buddhism and Global Secularisms

Buddhism in the Global Eye : Beyond East and West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter is an adaptation of an article entitled, “Buddhism, Meditation, and Global Secularisms,” (McMahan 2017). It is adapted with the kind permission of the editors of the journal.Buddhism in the modern world offers an example of (1)...

Secularizing the sacred

Peter Heehs

Peter Heehs is an independent scholar based in India. His publications include Writing the Self (Bloomsbury, 2013) and The Lives of Sri Aurobindo (2008). His books have been translated into Russian, Dutch, French and Japanese. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spirituality Without God : A Global History of Thought and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The nineteenth century was a time of political, economic, social, and cultural upheaval throughout the world. Empires rose and fell; nations gained freedom and lost it; revolts broke out, were suppressed, and broke out again. In the West...

Buddhism and the Secular Conception of Religion

Victor Sōgen Hori

Victor Sogen Hori was formerly Associate Professor in Japanese Religion in the School of Religious Studies at McGill University, Canada. He is also a former Buddhist monk. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buddhism in the Global Eye : Beyond East and West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Discussions about the modernization of Buddhism immediately run into a problem. In Asia-related academic fields, there is an East-West binary trope at work that skews the discussion of modernization. This is the Orientalist stereotype (in...

The coming of modernity and the decline of God

Peter Heehs

Peter Heehs is an independent scholar based in India. His publications include Writing the Self (Bloomsbury, 2013) and The Lives of Sri Aurobindo (2008). His books have been translated into Russian, Dutch, French and Japanese. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spirituality Without God : A Global History of Thought and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Europe the age of theism reached its zenith toward the end of the sixteenth century. The Reformation and the savage wars that followed critically weakened institutional Christianity. Europe and America remained predominantly Christian...

Christian Punk in (Post)secular Perspectives

Ibrahim Abraham

Ibrahim Abraham is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is the author of Evangelical Youth Culture (Bloomsbury, 2017) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christian Punk : Identity and Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction A curious feature of Christian punk is its emergence as a vibrant cultural movement at the very time and place in which conventional Christian belief and practice appears to be in decline, especially among the young men...

Fear of a Black Magic

Ibrahim Abraham

Ibrahim Abraham is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is the author of Evangelical Youth Culture (Bloomsbury, 2017) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Evangelical Youth Culture : Alternative Music and Extreme Sports Subcultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction In the previous chapter, thinking of Evangelical youth subcultures as forms of “serious leisure,” we saw that in spite of the numerous positive aspects of the experience of participating in alternative music and extreme sports...

Children, Toys, and Judaism

Laura Arnold Leibman

Laura Arnold Leibman is a Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon (USA). Her fields of interest are Jewish American studies and religion and American culture prior to the American Civil War. Her publications include Messianism, Secrecy and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life (Vallentine Mitchell 2012). Her current research uses material culture to explore the topic of Jews and race during the emancipation debates that swept the Americas in the 1790s–1830s. In this chapter, she explores the tools scholars have used for analyzing toys, and recent ultra-Orthodox Jewish engagements with the toy industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Book Chapters

...IntroductionHis small, round face has all the innocence of a Renaissance putti: red lips in a tight bow, a faint blush on his cheeks, pug nose, upward-turned blue eyes, and a slight smile even an archaic Greek statue would envy. Yet rather...