News Release: Rhetoric of secularization

by Daniel Weidner
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"Secularization" is an important and controversial term for the self-understanding of Western societies - it refers to both the disappearance of religion in modernity and its transformation. Daniel Weidner shows how secularization was discussed in the 20th century and how central these considerations were for philosophical, theological, sociological and cultural self-understanding. Secularization proves to be less a clear concept than a figure of thought that is able to express the ambivalent relationship of modernity to religion precisely through its rhetoric - through metaphors and ambiguities.

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To the series

Daniel Weidner, Rhetorik der Säkularisierung. Über eine Denkfigur der Moderne, Frankfurt am Main / New York: Campus Verlag, 2024 (Reihe 'Religion und Moderne' 30)