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By Titus Hjelm

Is God again? Reconsidering the recent Visibility of Religion examines the transferring boundary among faith and the general public sphere in Europe and the center East. Asking what the 'new visibility of faith' skill and tough simplistic notions of residing in a 'post-secular' age, the chapters discover how faith is contested and renegotiated within the public sphere – or particularly, in several publics – and the consequences of those struggles on society, country and faith itself.

Whereas faith arguably by no means went away within the united states, the re-emergence of public faith is a ecu phenomenon. Is God Back? offers well timed case stories from Europe, in addition to extending to the center East, the place fledgling democracies are suffering to create versions of governance that stem from the ecu secular version, yet which have to be capable of accommodate a way more public type of religiosity. Discussions contain the recent visibility of neo-Pagan and local religion teams in Europe, Evangelical Christians and Church instructing on sexuality within the united kingdom, and Islamic social activities within the Arab international.

Drawing from empirical and theoretical study on faith and nationwide id, faith and media, church-state relationships, and faith and welfare, Is God Back? is a wealthy resource for college kids and students drawn to the altering face of public faith within the smooth international, together with these learning the sociology of faith, social coverage, and theology.

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