The Resource Faith as an option : possible futures for Christianity, Hans Joas ; translated by Alex Skinner

Faith as an option : possible futures for Christianity, Hans Joas ; translated by Alex Skinner

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Faith as an option : possible futures for Christianity
Title
Faith as an option
Title remainder
possible futures for Christianity
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Hans Joas ; translated by Alex Skinner
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Many people these days regard religion as outdated and are unable to understand how believers can intellectually justify their faith. Nonbelievers have long assumed that progress in technology and the sciences renders religion irrelevant. Believers, in contrast, see religion as vital to society's spiritual and moral well-being. But does modernization lead to secularization? Does secularization lead to moral decay? Sociologist Hans Joas argues that these two supposed certainties have kept scholars from serious contemporary debate and that people must put these old arguments aside in order for debate to move forward. The emergence of a "secular option" does not mean that religion must decline, but that even believers must now define their faith as one option among many. In this book, Joas spells out some of the consequences of the abandonment of conventional assumptions for contemporary religion and develops an alternative to the cliché of an inevitable conflict between Christianity and modernity. Arguing that secularization comes in waves and stressing the increasing contingency of our worlds, he calls upon faith to articulate contemporary experiences. Churches and religious communities must take into account religious diversity, but the modern world is not a threat to Christianity or to faith in general. On the contrary, Joas says, modernity and faith can be mutually enriching
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NhCcYBP
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1948-
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Joas, Hans
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2747
LC item number
.J5813 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
Series statement
Cultural memory in the present
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  • Secularism
  • Faith
  • Church history
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Faith as an option : possible futures for Christianity, Hans Joas ; translated by Alex Skinner
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in German in 2012 under the title Glaube als Option."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : secularization and intellectual honesty -- Does modernization lead to secularization? -- Does secularization lead to moral decline? -- Waves of secularization -- Modernization as culturally protestant metanarrative -- The age of contingency -- Increased options as a danger? -- Religious diversity and the pluralist society -- Religion and violence -- The future of Christianity -- Intellectual challenges for contemporary Christianity -- Conclusion : is Christianity leaving Europe behind?
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiii, 184 pages.) :
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online
Isbn
9780804792783
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99960898900
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(NhCcYBP)11933372
Label
Faith as an option : possible futures for Christianity, Hans Joas ; translated by Alex Skinner
Publication
Note
"Originally published in German in 2012 under the title Glaube als Option."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : secularization and intellectual honesty -- Does modernization lead to secularization? -- Does secularization lead to moral decline? -- Waves of secularization -- Modernization as culturally protestant metanarrative -- The age of contingency -- Increased options as a danger? -- Religious diversity and the pluralist society -- Religion and violence -- The future of Christianity -- Intellectual challenges for contemporary Christianity -- Conclusion : is Christianity leaving Europe behind?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 184 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804792783
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99960898900
System control number
(NhCcYBP)11933372

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