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Reflexive Secularity: Thoughts on the Reflexive Imperative in a Secular Age

  • Philip S. GorskiEmail author
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Part of the Social Morphogenesis book series (SOCMOR)

Abstract

What effect does the morphogenetic society have on contemporary religion, and vice versa? Pace classical secularization theory, social change is not leading to religious decline. Rather, globalization has triggered countervailing processes of dis/embedding and re/assemblage that are reshaping religion in contingent and unpredictable ways. Whether the religious future is “global denominationalism” (Casanova), a “clash of civilization” (Huntington) or something other remains unclear.

Keywords

Reflexive secularity as cultural structure Reflexive secularity and human agency Reflexive secularity and social structure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Sociology and Religious StudiesYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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