Sekularisering og SekularismeSecular-age



Online litteratur

Taylor, Charles, "Secular Age"
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Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris, "Sacred and Secular. Religion and Politics Worldwide" (2004)
This book develops a theory of secularization and existential security, building on key elements of traditional sociological theories and revising others. This book demonstrates that: (1) The publics of virtually all advanced industrial societies have been moving toward more secular orientations during the past fifty years; but (2) The world as a whole now has more people with traditional religious views than ever before-- and they constitute a growing proportion of the world's population. Though these two propositions may seem contradictory, they are not. The fact that the first proposition is true, helps account for the second—because secularization has a surprisingly powerful negative impact on human fertility rates.

Chapter 1  "The Secularisation Debate" Download.
Chapter 2 "Measuring secularization" Download.
Chapter 3 "Comparing secularization". Download.
Chapter 4. The puzzle of the United States and Western Europe. Download
Chapter 5. A religious revival in post-Communist Europe? Download
Chapter 6. Religion and politics in the Islamic world. Download
Chapter 7. Religion, the Protestant ethic and moral values. Download
Chapter 8. Religious organizations and social capital. Download
Chapter 9. Religious parties and electoral behavior. Download
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Swatos, William H. & Kevin J. Christiano, "Secularization Theory: The Course of a Concept" (1999)
Article from Sociology of Religion, Fall, 1999.  Download.

Rosen, Ina, "I'm a believer but I'll be damned if I'm religious. Belief and religion in the Greater Copenhagen Area – A focus group study". Lund 2009.
"This book is a contribution to the discussion about religion in contemporary Western society, characterized by the privatization of religion In this respect Denmark is a good case in point This small, wealthy and peaceful country in Scandinavia is often seen as a clear example of secularization It is perceived as a country where religion plays a very limited, peripheral role in society as well as in the lives of ordinary citizens For these reasons it is quite surprising to find in social surveys that so many Danes believe or are willing to identify as religious to a smaller or greater extent Especially since they often do not answer affirmatively about the kinds of belief, they are asked about, such as heaven, hell, telepathy, etc While many believe in god, this god often does not appear to play any significantrole in these people’s lives, as far as we can determine from their answers to the survey questions The answers appear inconsistent, and incongruous What dothey actually mean?" Download.

Sacks, Jonathan, "Chief Rabbi: atheism has failed. Only religion can defeat the new barbarians" (The Spectator, june 15, 2013)
The chief rabbi for all the Jews in the Commonwealth, Jonathan Sacks, writes in the Spectator: "... religion has social, cultural and political consequences, and you cannot expect the foundations of western civilisation to crumble and leave the rest of the building intact. That is what the greatest of all atheists, Nietzsche, understood with terrifying clarity and what his -latter-day successors fail to grasp at all. ... I have not yet found a secular ethic capable of sustaining in the long run a society of strong communities and families on the one hand, altruism, virtue, self-restraint, honour, obligation and trust on the other. A century after a civilisation loses its soul it loses its freedom also. That should concern all of us, believers and non-believers alike." Read more.



"Did Darwin kill God?"
A debate ib May 2009 in Westminister explored the compatiblility of belief in God and Darwinian evolution. The debate was is part of a wider project on Darwin and Religion that Theos has been undertaking with the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, an academic research enterprise based at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge.Listen to podcast of the debate. Read more.


On-line litteratur om ateisme og religionskritik

Enclypedia Brittannica, Atheism
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Websites for ateisme

American Atheists
Since 1963, AMERICAN ATHEISTS has been the premier organization laboring for the civil liberties of Atheists, and the total, absolute separation of government and religion. It was born out of a court case begun in 1959 by the Murray family which challenged prayer recitation in the public schools.Now in its fourth decade, American Atheists is dedicated to working for the civil rights of Atheists, promoting separation of state and church, and providing information about Atheism. Read more. drives af Ateistisk Selskab med henblik på at kommunikere foreningens standpunkter til nye og eksisterende medlemmer, samt andre interesserede.Ateistisk Selskab arbejder for adskillelse mellem religion og stat i Danmark, således at alle mennesker ligestilles uanset deres trosmæssige synspunkter og verdensbillede. Læs mere.

Atheist Alliance International
Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is an umbrella organization of groups and individuals in the United States and around the world committed to promoting and defending reason and the atheist worldview.AAI's vision is to transform society into one that supports and respects a worldview based on the values of reason, empiricism and naturalism, and respects and protects the separation of religion and government. Read more.


Det post-sekulære samfund

Habermas, Jürgen, "Notes on a post-secular society"

Stoeckl. Kristina, Defining the postsecular (2011)
This paper was presented at the seminar of Prof. Koruzhij at the Acadent of Sciences in Moscow February 2011. Download.


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