I just got my copy of The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society, edited by Philip Gorski, David Kyuman Kim, John Torpey, and Jonathan VanAntwerpen (published by NYU Press). This is the fruit of a conference at Yale University several years ago. My paper, now chapter 7, is entitled “Secular Liturgies and the Prospects for a ‘Post-Secular’ Sociology of Religion” (pp. 159-184).
|“In the last two decades we have witnessed constant deconstructions and reconstructions of the categories of religion, the secular, and now the post-secular. This volume is the best entry I know to the whole debate. It serves both as a perfect illustration of the shifting terrain and as a helpful analytical guide to its exploration.”|
|-José Casanova, author of Public Religions in the Modern World|
|“The quality of almost all the chapters of this book is unusually high. One can learn things one didn’t know and see them in a way one hadn’t thought of by reading this diverse but very stimulating collection. The book does not solve the murky problem of the secular, much less the post-secular, but it gives new ways of thinking about them that have great promise as our work on these issues goes forward.”|
|-Robert Bellah, author of Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age|