Secularism on the Edge

Rethinking Church-State Relations in the United States, France, and Israel

Editors: Berlinerblau, J., Fainberg, S., Nou, A. (Eds.)

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In this dynamic and wide-ranging collection of essays, prominent scholars examine the condition of church-state relations in the United States, France, and Israel. Their analyses are rooted in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from ethnography and demography to political science, gender studies, theology, and the law.

About the authors

Régine Azria, École des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS), France Jean Baubérot, École pratique des hautes études (EPHE), France Denis Charbit, Open University of Israel Caroline Mala Corbin, University of Miami School of Law, USA John Fea, Messiah College, USA Pascale Fournier, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Canada Ilan Greilsammer, Bar-Ilan University, Israel Ariela Keysar, Trinity College, USA Barry Kosmin, Trinity College, USA Henri Peña-Ruiz, Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France Anita Shapira, Tel Aviv University, Israel Susan Thistlethwaite, Chicago Theological Seminary, USA Phil Zuckerman, Pitzer College, USA

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"Anybody who has ever thought critically about secularism should pick up Secularism on the Edge, a brutally frank and illuminating collection of essays by erudite writers who dissect a complex subject and still manage to be the life of the party, writing with humor, cheekiness and pluck. This isn't your talking head's monologue on secularism. It's a Feminine Mystique for suffragettes in secularism. It's a sassy read!" - Asra Nomani, author of Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam (2006), and visiting scholar in the practice of journalism at Georgetown University, USA

"The very word 'secularism' is an invitation to argument. This fascinating collection of essays embodies a wide range contemporary arguments within and outside secularism - about its contested meanings, its disputed values, and its multiple contradictory directions worldwide. It will be fascinating to anyone who cares about religion and public life and keeps an open mind about how these should interact." - Noah Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard University, USA, and author of Divided by God (2006)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: Secularism and Its Confusions

    Berlinerblau, Jacques

    Pages 1-16

  • America: A Christian Nation or a Secular Nation?

    Fea, John (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • The Vitality of Soft Secularism in the United States and the Challenge Posed by the Growth of the Nones

    Kosmin, Barry A.

    Pages 35-49

  • Secular America: Nones, Atheists, and the Unaffiliated

    Zuckerman, Phil (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • The Dangers of Conflating Secular People and Secularism: A Response to Fea, Kosmin, Zuckerman, and Berlinerblau

    Seamon, Erika B.

    Pages 71-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Secularism on the Edge
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Church-State Relations in the United States, France, and Israel
Editors
  • J. Berlinerblau
  • S. Fainberg
  • A. Nou
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38037-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137380371
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38115-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47954-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 299
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