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Beyond the Secular West

Akeel Bilgrami


What is the character of secularism in countries that were not pervaded by Christianity, such as China, India, and the nations of the Middle East? To what extent is the secular an imposition of colonial rule? How does secularism comport with local religious cultures in Africa, and how does it work with local forms of power and governance in Latin America? Has modern secularism evolved organically, or is it even necessary, and has it always meant progress? A vital extension of Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, in which he exhaustively chronicled the emergence of secularism in Latin Christendom, t ... More

Keywords: Religion, God, Belief, Faith, Religion and Politics, Religion and Law, Religion and Nationalism, Gandhi, Islam, Rationality, Science

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231170802
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.001.0001


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Akeel Bilgrami, editor

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