Is religion any longer relevant or meaningful in the globalizing development of society and its subjects?
About the Author
Michael R. Ott, Ph.D. (1998) in Sociology, Western Michigan University is a Professor of Sociology at Grand Valley State University. His publications on the Critical Theory of Religion include Max Horkheimer’s Critical Theory of Religion (University Press of America, 2001).
Table of Contents
Preface: Michael R. OttIntroduction: The Development of the Critical Theory of Religion in Dubrovnik from 1975 to 2001. Rudolf J. SiebertPART I: HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS1. Constantine: From Religious Pluralism to Christian Hegemony. A. James Reimer2. Christianity and the Concept of National Guilt. Denis R. Janz3. Pious XII and the Second World War. Hans K Weitensteiner4. Tepeyac and Plymouth Rock: Pilgrimage and Nationalism in Mexico and the United States. Brian Wilson5. The Pains and Pleasures of Opium, Religion, and Modernity: A New View of Robert Owen. Anja Finger PART II: CONCEPTIONS OF THE FUTURE OF RELIGION6. Max Horkheimer’s Negative Theology of the Totally Other. Michael R. Ott7. The Functional View of Religion: Limits and Dangers. Gottfried Küenzlen8. Religion within the Space of Reasons. Helmut Fritzsche9. Spiritual Culture: Transcendence of the Fundamental Problems of Life. Reimon Bachika10. The Future of Christianity as a Question about the Future of Europe. Gottfried KüenzlenPART III: CONCEPTIONS OF THE FUTURE OF SOCIETY11. Civil Society and the Globalization of Its “State of Emergency:” The Longing for the Totally Other as a Force of Social Change. Michael R. Ott12. Social Philosophical Reflections on the Concepts of Culture and Multiculturalism in the Context of Globalization. Kjartan Selnes13. Ethics and Religion: From Modern “Aufhebung” to Post-Modern Revival. Mislav Kukoč14. The Ethics of Interpretation after Postmodernism. Hans-Herbert Kögler15. Toward a Naturalistic Foundation of Community: How Science Can Solve the Spiritual Crisis? Werner Krieglstein16. Socio-Economic Basis For Religious Socialization and Youth Issues in Croatia. Dunja Potočnik17. Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian National Identity: Some Relations and Controversies. Alexandra Basa18. Education Toward Humanity. Aurelia Margaretic19. The Human Being Called “Homo Techno-Sapiens: A Note on a Post-Human Perspective. Jan Fennema20. Theology of Revolution versus Theology of Counter-Revolution. Rudolf J. SiebertAbout the AuthorsReferencesIndex