Rethinking Secularization: A Global Comparative Perspective

Author: José Casanova

March 1, 2006

Building on his earlier work in Public Religions in the Modern World, José Casanova here takes up the substantial task of analyzing the differentiation of the sacred and secular spheres beyond Western Europe. Even within Western societies, multiple paths to such differentiation existed, and beyond the West, analysts must grapple with a wide variety of encounters between the secular and the sacred. This article was published in volume 8 of the Hedgehog Review (Spring/Summer 2006).

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