By Titus Hjelm

Is God again? Reconsidering the hot 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' capacity and tough simplistic notions of dwelling in a 'post-secular' age, the chapters discover how faith is contested and renegotiated within the public sphere – or really, 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 eu phenomenon. Is God Back? presents well timed case reviews from Europe, in addition to extending to the center East, the place fledgling democracies are suffering to create types of governance that stem from the ecu secular version, yet which must be capable of accommodate a way more public kind of religiosity. Discussions comprise 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 hobbies within the Arab global.

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 students and students drawn to the altering face of public faith within the glossy global, together with these learning the sociology of faith, social coverage, and theology.

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