The Shape of a Secular Society
By (author) Professor Richard K. Fenn
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Beyond Idols by Professor Richard K. Fenn
Book DescriptionThis book attempts to articulate the nature of a secular society, describe its benefits, and suggests the conditions under which such a society could emerge. To become secular, argues Fenn, is to open oneself and one's society to a wide range of possibilities, some interesting and exciting, some burdensome and dreadful. While some sociologists have argued that a "Civil Religion" is necessary to hold together our newly "religionless" society, Fenn urges that there is nothing to fear-and everything to gain-from living in a society that is not bound together by sacred memories and beliefs, or by sacred institutions and practices.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195143690
(244mm x 164mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Professor Richard K. Fenn
Key Thinkers in the Sociology of Religion, Paperback (April 2009)
Focuses on foremost figures in the development of sociology of religion. This book ranges from the work of Max Weber, right up to that of contemporary writers such as Peter Berger and Niklas Luhmann. It is suitable for a student of sociology of religion.
Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion, Paperback (January 2003)
* Explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look at the beginning of the next millennium. * Traces the boundaries between sociology and other closely related disciplines, such as theology and social anthropology.
Time Exposure, Hardback (December 2000)
This work looks at the way in which we experience time in secular societies. Fenn offers an exploration of our modern experience of time. He is particularly interested in the idea and experience of waiting, which he believes to be a defining characteristic of modern life.
Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion, Hardback (November 2000)» View all books by Professor Richard K. Fenn
Presented in three comprehensive parts, this volume explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look at the beginning of the next millennium.
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