But in Why I Am Not a Secularist, distinguished political theorist William E. Connolly argues that secularism, although admirable in its pursuit of freedom and . Why I Am Not a Secularist. By William E. Connolly. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, p. $ – Volume 94 Issue 2 – J. Donald Moon. Why I Am Not a Secularist has 43 ratings and 2 reviews. Katie said: I really enjoyed this book. Connolly provides a unique perspective on themes in secul.
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Penguin, Many liberal secularists decry this trend, rejecting any interaction between politics and religion. Ziauddin Sardar – – The Philosophers’ Magazine 48 A closely argued and elegant work.
Eduardo rated it liked it Nov 08, Sontag – – Thought: In response, he crafts a new model of public life that more accurately reflects aam needs of contemporary politics. Why I Am Not a Secularist. They look back at medieval Christendom and contrast it with Enlightenment secularism, its progresses, virtues, aa achievements. The author projects an ideal, multidimensional pluralism in which various ethnic, social, religious, and faith groups seek space in a globalized, denaitionized universe.
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Account Options Sign in. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Citing articles via Web of Science 2. Science Logic and Mathematics. As I understand it, secularism is what religious pluralism needs to continue. As far as deep pluralism is concerned, I think Connolly is wrong for pitting secularism against it.
We see and hear a plurality of voices all around us. Every perspective that enters into public discourse ought to acknowledge its comparative contestability.
It is also devastatingly smart, funny, politically incisive and written in an appealing style that is at secularish conversational and rigorous.
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Why I Am Not a Secularist Connolly is a political theorist known for his work on democracy and pluralism. Sign in via your Institution Sign in.
Deep pluralism and the politics of becoming requires that minority views and asecular philosophies i. No one philosophy i. Find it on Scholar.
He argues further that the narrowness of the secularist vision has helped to increase support for the death penalty, which he himself opposes. Books by William E. Connolly argues that secularism, although admirable in its pursuit of freedom and diversity, too often undercuts these goals through its narrow and intolerant understandings of public reason. To be agonistic instead of antagonistic; to admit the contestability of your beliefs; to try and fit a socialist idea of the public sphere into a Capitalistic society; and to rise above visceral reactions, are tall exhortations for a society like the United States.
John Courtney Murray – – Thought: Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 23, Josh Tatum rated it liked it. Julien Leger rated it really liked it May 20, Connolly argues that although secularism has made great contributions to the promotion of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and the acceptance of diversity, its response to contentious public issues has been dogmatic and exclusionary.
Nate Crawford rated it liked it Dec 31, Interesting, dense, but ultimately unsatisfying. Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar.
It asks persons and groups to admit the comparative contestability of their beliefs when engaging in public political discourse. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Kartalculha rated it really liked it Jun 20, Connolly challenges secularism, not simply as a model of politics, but also as a modus vivendi that has a false conception of what its history is.
Secularists, as Connolly thinks, have painted an all-too-simple picture of religion and religious beliefs. Why I Am Not a Secularist is powerful and original. It also asks for modern secularists to see the faults of their own position and the ways in which it may ostracize persons and restrict political change.