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The Disclosure of Politics: Struggles Over the Semantics of Secularization

Maria Lara


Postmodern political critiques speak of the death of ideology, the end of history, and the postsecular return of religious attitudes, yet radical conservative theorists such as Mark Lilla argue religion and politics are inextricably intertwined. Returning much-needed uncertainty to debates over the political while revitalizing the very terms in which they are defined, the book explores the ambiguity of secularization and the theoretical potential of a structural break between politics and religion. Secularization means three things: the translation of religious semantics into politics; a trans ... More

Keywords: ideology, radical conservative theorists, Mark Lilla, secularization, religious semantics, politics, political ideas, political interaction, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231162807
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231162807.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Lara, author