Re-modernities: or the volcanic landscapes of religion

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Abstract

Is theology dead or dying? Or can we confidently do theology? Since the 1990s Ulrich Beck, one of the best known living sociologists both in Europe and beyond, has promoted the critical reading of the contemporary discourse as 'reflexive modernization'. He has recently looked into the 'fascinating byways' of religion. Based on Beck's re-assessment of the secularisation trap, this paper reflects upon religion in a world that has moved beyond secular modernity and non-committed post-modernity, and asks how to locate theology as reflexive religion in our contemporary discourse. As a case in point, the forthcoming book by Marius Felderhof serves to illustrate a re-modern approach beyond both modernity and post-modernity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143 - 160
Number of pages18
JournalJOURNAL OF BELIEFS AND VALUES
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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