Erkundungen des Postsäkularen. Rolle und Bedeutung der Religion in Europa
Author: José Casanova
July 20, 2012
In this German-language article Jose Casanova compares and contrasts the American and European experience with secularization and the different roles of secularist ideology in the theoretical debates and politics on both continents. He discusses the concept of the "post-secular," popularized by Juergen Habermas, as a way to think about the increasing visibility of religion, against many expectations, in the politics of Atlantic democracies. He then asks whether the concept can help us understand broader trends in religion, society, and politics on a global scale. The article was published in the Neue Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung (New Journal for Social Research).