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The Resource Religion in the national agenda : what we mean by religious, spiritual, secular, C. John Sommerville

Religion in the national agenda : what we mean by religious, spiritual, secular, C. John Sommerville

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Religion in the national agenda : what we mean by religious, spiritual, secular
Title
Religion in the national agenda
Title remainder
what we mean by religious, spiritual, secular
Statement of responsibility
C. John Sommerville
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
C. John Sommerville examines common linguistic uses of the terms "religion," "religious," "spiritual," and "secular" in order to discern the proper use of these words in contemporary American culture. For example, he finds that, in English, "religion" is our word for a certain kind of response to a certain kind of power (the power and the response both being beyond anything else in our experience). Sommerville then redeploys these definitions to examine the ways that institutions in the fields of education, science, law, politics and religion are affected-often in unexpected ways-by a shared set of assumptions about what these words mean. --from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sommerville, C. John
Dewey number
200
Index
index present
LC call number
BL51
LC item number
.S62188 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Spirituality
  • Secularism
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and politics
Label
Religion in the national agenda : what we mean by religious, spiritual, secular, C. John Sommerville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-234) and index
Contents
Growing confusion over religion and spirituality -- Defining "religious" and "religion" -- Why religion and education challenge each other -- Religion and the law -- Religion and political variety -- Science and reductionism -- Sciences of human life -- Religion and theologies at odds -- What we mean by secular
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 241 p.
Isbn
9781602581630
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011908
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn214282425
  • (OCoLC)214282425
Label
Religion in the national agenda : what we mean by religious, spiritual, secular, C. John Sommerville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-234) and index
Contents
Growing confusion over religion and spirituality -- Defining "religious" and "religion" -- Why religion and education challenge each other -- Religion and the law -- Religion and political variety -- Science and reductionism -- Sciences of human life -- Religion and theologies at odds -- What we mean by secular
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 241 p.
Isbn
9781602581630
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011908
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn214282425
  • (OCoLC)214282425

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