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Globalization and Pluralism

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Contrary to predictions of an increasingly secular world, in many ways the world has become more religious. These resources consider this phenomenon, asking how globalization intersects with the resurgence of public religion. Special attention is given to Catholicism and the Jesuits and how these institutions have shaped and responded to globalization and an increasingly pluralistic world.

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José Casanova

Senior Fellow
Professor Emeritus

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Jocelyne Cesari

Senior Fellow

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David Hollenbach

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Globalization, Religions, and the Secular

How does globalization intersect with the resurgence of public religion? To what extent do we live in a post-secular world? The Globalization, Religions, and the Secular project brings together leading scholars across disciplines to explore different…

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November 9, 2023

What the Global South Can Teach Us (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 26 minutes

October 3, 2022

Theology without Borders: Essays in Honor of Peter C. Phan (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 19 minutes

July 21, 2022

Discussing We God’s People with author Jocelyne Cesari (Video)

Duration: 8 minutes


Article January 23, 2024

Jesuit Contributions to Global Connectivity and Global Consciousness in the Early Modern Era

This book chapter by José Casanova examines the external and internal opportunity structures which made it possible for members of a Catholic missionary order such as the Society of Jesus to play the role of cartographers, global ethnographers, natural scientists, translators, general educators, and prominent cultural brokers between East and West and North and South in the first globalization.

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