Understanding Faith-Based Engagement and Volunteering in the Postsecular Society: Motivations, Rationales and Translation

Chapman, Rachael and Hamalainen, Leila (2011) Understanding Faith-Based Engagement and Volunteering in the Postsecular Society: Motivations, Rationales and Translation. In: Postsecular Cities: Space, Theory and Practice. Continuum Resources in Religion and Political Culture . Continuum, London, pp. 184-200. ISBN 978-1441144256

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

This book reflects the wide-spread belief that the twenty-first century is evolving in a significantly different way to the twentieth, which witnessed the advance of human rationality and technological progress, including urbanisation, and called into question the public and cultural significance of religion. In this century, by contrast, religion, faith communities and spiritual values have returned to the centre of public life, especially public policy, governance, and social identity. Rapidly diversifying urban locations are the best places to witness the emergence of new spaces in which religions and spiritual traditions are creating both new alliances but also bifurcations with secular sectors. Postsecular Cities examines how the built environment reflects these trends. Recognizing that the ‘turn to the postsecular’ is a contested and multifaceted trend, the authors offer a vigorous, open but structured dialogue between theory and practice, but even more excitingly, between the disciplines of human geography and theology. Both disciplines reflect on this powerful but enigmatic force shaping our urban humanity. This unique volume offers the first insight into these interdisciplinary and challenging debates.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: secularism, religion
Subjects: L300 Sociology
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Related URLs:
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 13:50
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:25
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2554

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics


Policies: NRL Policies | NRL University Deposit Policy | NRL Deposit Licence