Special Issue "Religion and Nationalism"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2018)
It is now clear that the conventional understanding of secularization as the despiritualization of, and, specifically, the disappearance of religion from everyday experience is wrong. This conventional view has been a central element in the studies of nationalism, proposing that nationalism emerges in the place vacated by religion. In opposition to this conventional view,within religious studies, in contrast, nationalism has been on the whole considered irrelevant. The purpose of this issue is to examine the close and complex relationship between religion and nationalism in modern experience, so clearly evident today everywhere around the world. Thereby it hopes to contribute to the correction of the dominant understanding of modernity as irreligious and dominant understanding of religion as "traditional" in the sense of "backward" and out-of-step with modern society, and revisit the nature of the secular itself.
Prof. Dr. Liah Greenfeld
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- political ideology
- secular world