Society and Religion in a Postsecular Age: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Interaction

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The article focuses on the main features of the secular world in its interaction with postmodernization processes of Western and Russian social and cultural spheres. The author provides the new «American theology» construct dealing with a number of different typologies of God, responding in a way to the objective postmodern changes. Western philosophers’ and theologists’ concepts confined to postmodernization of religion, including G. Richardson’s concept of «technological God» and H. Cox’s concept of «political God», are outlined. The author follows modern contradictory tendencies and processes that simultaneously impose social and cultural secularization while actualizing religion by raising its spiritual and existential significance for individuals and society as a whole. Ch. Taylor’s views on the secular age are also analyzed in this very item.

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O V Chistyakova

Russian State Specialized Arts Academy

Department of Social Philosophy Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia Miklukho-Maklay St., 10/2, Moscow, Russia, 117198


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