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The Myth of Normative Secularism
Religion and Politics in the Democratic Homeworld
Daniel D. Miller

2016 • 6 x 9"
Political Philosophy / Religion & Politics / Political Science - History & Theory

$33.00 Paperback, 978-0-8207-0491-3

Modern political thought — at least in the West — has long presupposed that religion and politics constitute two distinct spheres with clearly demarcated boundaries. However, recent political developments, such as the rise of global Islamism and the American religious Right, have challenged the assumption that the progress of democracy within a society requires the increasing secularization of its government. In this work, Daniel D. Miller takes up the problem of how to think outside the flawed logic of this “normative secularism,” as he identifies it, and how to then articulate a theory of the social that can truly account for the complex relationship of religion and politics.


Short-Listed for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year (2016)

DANIEL D. MILLER is assistant professor of religion and philosophy at Landmark College and has also taught at Mount Allison University. His work has appeared in Political Theology and Method and Theory in the Study of Religion; this is his first book.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:32:40 -0500