The Politics of the Religious Revival

Author: José Casanova

March 20, 1984

In "The Politics of the Religious Revival," José Casanova looks at the well-documented revival of religions around the world and how they interact with the societies around them. According to Casanova, religions can no longer exist in a separate sphere, as they have evolved in modernity to become more public and more involved in the society. In addition, Casanova writes, religions can only be considered modern if they are appraise themselves and can be critical. Finally, Casanova notes that the religious revival has taken many forms, from the formation of new religions and practices to the evolution of established religions. For many of the established religions, the major change means becoming more involved in the public sphere. This article was published in the Spring 1984 issue of Telos.

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