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Rethinking the Secular - Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 March 2013

J. Matthew Ashley
University of Notre Dame


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1 Casanova, Jose, Public Religions in the Modern World (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.Google Scholar

2 This summary is found in Asad, TalalRethinking Secularization: A Global Comparative Perspective,” The Hedgehog Review 8, nos. 1–2 (Spring-Summer 2006): 722, at 7.Google Scholar

3 Milbank, John, Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason (Oxford: Blackwell, 1990).Google Scholar

4 Lilla, Mark, “The Politics of God,” New York Times Magazine, August 19, 2007.Google Scholar This article preceded and offered something of a précis of the book, The Stillborn God, discussed below.