By Bryan S. Turner

Faith is now excessive at the public time table, with contemporary occasions focusing the world's recognition on Islam particularly. This publication presents a distinct historic and comparative research of where of faith within the emergence of recent secular society. Bryan S. Turner considers the issues of multicultural, multifaith societies and criminal pluralism when it comes to citizenship and the nation, with designated emphasis at the difficulties of defining faith and the sacred within the secularization debate. He explores more than a few matters primary to present debates: the secularization thesis itself, the communications revolution, the increase of minor spirituality, feminism, piety and spiritual revival. faith and sleek Society contributes to political and moral controversies via discussions of cosmopolitanism, faith and globalization. It concludes with a pessimistic research of the erosion of the social in glossy society and the lack of latest religions to supply 'social repair'.

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