The fourth volume of our Brill series "Dynamics in the History of Religions" is out now! The collection Religion and Secularity has been edited by RUB professors Marion Eggert and Lucian Hölscher. The table of contents and the introduction by the editors are available for download here:
"Religion and Secularity traces the history of the conceptual binary of religion and secularity in Europe and the repercussions it had in other regions and cultures of the Eurasian continent during the age of imperialism and beyond. Twelve authors from a wide range of disciplines, deal in their contributions with the trajectory, the concepts of „religion" and „secularity/secularization" took, as well as with the corresponding re-configurations of the religious field in a variety of cultures in Europe, the Near and Middle East, South Asia and East Asia. Taken together, these in-depth studies provide a broad comparative perspective on a phenomenon that has been crucial for the development of globalized modernity and its regional interpretations."
- Eggert, Marion and Lucian Hölscher. Religion and Secularity: Transformations and Transfers of Religious Discourses in Europe and Asia. Dynamics in the History of Religions in Europe 4. Leiden: Brill, 2013. ISBN: 9789004251328.