2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Plan to join your colleagues in beautiful Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Regular rates end November 16. Register today!

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2018 Regional Meetings

The following Calls for Papers are open:

Deadline: December 15

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains
Deadline: October 27

Southeast (SECSOR)
Deadline: October 15

Southwest (SWCRS)
Deadline: October 15

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6

Deadline: October 1

2017 National Humanities Conference

Register by October 27 for the NHC conference in Boston.


Secularism and Religion-Making

Dressler, Markus, and Arvind-Pal S. Mandair


“Religion-making” is, for Dressler and Mandair, the configuration of social and cultural practices within a discussion of world religions — a discussion whose historical and semantic roots are planted in a predominantly Western Christian worldview. The essays in the volume investigate how religion is universalized and how certain ideas, social formations, and practices regarded as religious by society are integrated in and subordinated to liberal-secular assumptions about history, politics, and religion. The individual contributions, written by a new generation of interdisciplinary scholars, examine the translation and globalization of historically specific concepts and practices of religion and its counterpart, the secular. The essays contribute new arguments to the emerging field of thought that addresses the relationship between religion and secularism as concepts in the modern world.

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  • Paperback
  • 275 Pages
  • Published: December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780199782925
  • Series: Reflection & Theory in the Study of Religion

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