The Future of Religion: Toward a Reconciled Society

The Future of Religion: Toward a Reconciled Society

by Michael R. Ott
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004160140

ISBN-13: 9789004160149

Pub. Date: 05/11/2007

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book contains the work of international scholars who address the contemporary globalizing antagonism between religion and secularity, in the theoretical and practical pursuit for this antagonism’s reconciliation in a more just, humane and peaceful future society and world.  See more details below

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This book contains the work of international scholars who address the contemporary globalizing antagonism between religion and secularity, in the theoretical and practical pursuit for this antagonism’s reconciliation in a more just, humane and peaceful future society and world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004160149
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/11/2007
Series:
Studies in Critical Social Sciences Series, #9
Pages:
496

Table of Contents

Preface: Michael R. Ott

Introduction: The Development of the Critical Theory of Religion in Dubrovnik from 1975 to 2001.
Rudolf J. Siebert

PART I: HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS
1. Constantine: From Religious Pluralism to Christian Hegemony.
A. James Reimer
2. Christianity and the Concept of National Guilt.
Denis R. Janz
3. Pious XII and the Second World War.
Hans K Weitensteiner
4. Tepeyac and Plymouth Rock: Pilgrimage and Nationalism in Mexico and the United States.
Brian Wilson
5. The Pains and Pleasures of Opium, Religion, and Modernity:
A New View of Robert Owen. Anja Finger

PART II: CONCEPTIONS OF THE FUTURE OF RELIGION
6. Max Horkheimer’s Negative Theology of the Totally Other.
Michael R. Ott
7. The Functional View of Religion: Limits and Dangers.
Gottfried Küenzlen
8. Religion within the Space of Reasons.
Helmut Fritzsche
9. Spiritual Culture: Transcendence of the Fundamental Problems of Life.
Reimon Bachika
10. The Future of Christianity as a Question about the Future of Europe.
Gottfried Küenzlen

PART III: CONCEPTIONS OF THE FUTURE OF SOCIETY
11. Civil Society and the Globalization of Its “State of Emergency:”
The Longing for the Totally Other as a Force of Social Change.
Michael R. Ott
12. Social Philosophical Reflections on the Concepts of Culture and Multiculturalism in the Context of Globalization. Kjartan Selnes
13. Ethics and Religion: From Modern “Aufhebung” to Post-Modern Revival.
Mislav Kukoč
14. The Ethics of Interpretation after Postmodernism.
Hans-Herbert Kögler
15. Toward a Naturalistic Foundation of Community: How Science Can Solve the Spiritual Crisis?
Werner Krieglstein
16. Socio-Economic Basis For Religious Socialization and Youth Issues in Croatia.
Dunja Potočnik
17. Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian National Identity: Some Relations and Controversies.
Alexandra Basa
18. Education Toward Humanity.
Aurelia Margaretic
19. The Human Being Called “Homo Techno-Sapiens: A Note on a Post-Human Perspective.
Jan Fennema
20. Theology of Revolution versus Theology of Counter-Revolution.
Rudolf J. Siebert

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