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The Secular Revolution

Author : Christian Smith
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"Smith provides the reader with a powerful new framework for assessing the secularization of American public life, including a wealth of new insights and historical evidence on religion in American institutions. For those interested in religion's changing role in the public arena, this is essential reading, certain to have tremendous impact."--Roger Finke, Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Penn State and coauthor of Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion "Finally a much welcome sociological study of secularization that eschews assumptions of inevitability in favor of flesh-and-blood institutional histories, from the fields of education, journalism, and law to science, medicine, and even religion itself."--Ronald L. Numbers, Hilldale and William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and author of The Creationists "Secularization has long been talked about as if it were the inevitable product of vast impersonal forces operating above our heads. In this fascinating collection, the authors descend from the stratosphere to investigate the power struggles that actually brought about secularization in education, law, and journalism. A wonderful, arresting book that gives secularization a human face."--Nicholas Wolterstorff, author of John Locke and the Ethics of Belief "This book is sure to evoke debate, agreement, contention, and future research by historians, sociologists, political scientists, and scholars of American religion."--Rhys H. Williams, editor, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

The Secular City

Author : Harvey Cox
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Since its initial publication in 1965, The Secular City has been hailed as a classic for its nuanced exploration of the relationships among the rise of urban civilization, the decline of hierarchical, institutional religion, and the place of the secular within society. Now, half a century later, this international best seller remains as relevant as when it first appeared. The book's arguments--that secularity has a positive effect on institutions, that the city can be a space where people of all faiths fulfill their potential, and that God is present in both the secular and formal religious realms--still resonate with readers of all backgrounds. For this brand-new edition, Harvey Cox provides a substantial and updated introduction. He reflects on the book's initial stunning success in an age of political and religious upheaval and makes the case for its enduring relevance at a time when the debates that The Secular City helped ignite have caught fire once again.

Lifeworlds of Islam

Author : Mohammed A. Bamyeh
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Sociologically speaking, Islam is what Muslims do. From this premise, the book elaborates a sociology of Islam in three major chapters. They show Islam has operated as a cluster of practical orientations ("lifeworlds") that established it as a presence in three fields of social life: global networks, public philosophies, and participatory ethics. The book argues that all three are poorly understood in recent literature, which tends to focus on one specific problem or another, and then in isolation from global and historical contexts. The book argues that the larger preoccupations of ordinary Muslims--how to imagine a global society; how to guide life in the manner of a total philosophy; and how to relate to the world of daily struggles in forums and social movements--are neither unique to the present period nor to religious life. But the career of a particular religion offers a focused empirical lens through which we may offer meaningful propositions about the more general form of these concerns.

Memoir of the Secular Variations of the Elements of the Orbits of the Eight Principal Planets

Author : John Nelson Stockwell
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Prophetic Conjectures Referring to the French Revolution

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Theory of the Secular Variations in the Orbit of a Satellite of an Oblate Planet

Author : William A. Mersman
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The Era of the Protestant Revolution

Author : Frederic Seebohm
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The Secular Chronicle

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The Gospel of the Secular Life

Author : William Henry Fremantle
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The North Pole the Great Ice Age and the Deluge

Author : William Brown Galloway
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Sketch of the History of the Church of England to the Revolution 1688

Author : Thomas Vowler Short
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Judaism in a Secular Age

Author : International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review

Author : James Andrew Corcoran
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History of the Christian Church Middle ages translated by Andrew Rutherfurd

Author : Wilhelm Möller
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The Cornhill Magazine

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Mystery of Growth and Other Discourses

Author : Edward White
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The Quiet Revolution

Author : Robin Keeley
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History of the Christian Church

Author : Wilhelm Ernst Möller
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Humanistic Judaism

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Author : Jāmiʻ al-Azhar
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