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Secular and Sacred? The Scandinavian Case of Religion

Sitter och gör anteckning inför en recension av Secular and Sacred? The Scandinavian Case of Religion in Human Rights, Law and Public Sphere, en nyutkommen forskningsantologi redigerad av Rosemarie van den Breemer, José Casanova och Trygve Wyller. Här följer ett par utdrag denna ännu skissartade text, som dock berör flera av de återkommande ämnena också här på bloggen:
 "Secularization has often been thought of as a universal development through which religion is removed from the public sphere, thus as both a condition and a development that all societies go through as a part of a more general process of modernization. Indeed, the very word 'saeculum'andthe corresponding words in Romance languages such as French and Spanish have both, a spatial and a temporal meaning. In Roman times, the word 'saeculum'referred to a non-defined period of time; an age, era or aeon. For the early Church, the 'saecula', in this sense, was the pre-Christian age, the present age…