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Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order

John Owen IV and J. Owen

Abstract

Largely due to the cultural and political shift of the Enlightenment, Western societies in the eighteenth century emerged from sectarian conflict and embraced a more religiously moderate path. The book ask whether exporting the Enlightenment solution is possible—or even desirable—today. It begins by revisiting the Enlightenment's restructuring of the West, examining its ongoing encounters with Protestant and Catholic Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism. While acknowledging the necessity of the Enlightenment emphasis on toleration and peaceful religious coexistence, the book nevertheless ... More

Keywords: Enlightenment, Protestant Christianity, Catholic Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Western societies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231150071
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231150071.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Owen IV, editor
University of Virginia

J. Owen, editor