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Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global order by John M. Owen IV,J. Judd Owen

By John M. Owen IV,J. Judd Owen

Largely as a result cultural and political shift of the Enlightenment, Western societies emerged from sectarian clash and embraced a extra religiously average direction. In 9 unique essays, major students ask if it is attainable to export the Enlightenment resolution in another country. members commence by way of revisiting the Enlightenment's restructuring of the West, studying its previous and destiny encounters with Protestant and Catholic Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism. whereas strongly attuned to the problems of enforcing the foundations of the Enlightenment all over the world, those students finally think its parts have an important position in the new worldwide order. Their technique treats clash as a way to cooperation and sees non secular dedication as a bolster, rather than a detriment, to political civility. finally, they cave in either the declare that the West's event deals a ready-made template for the realm to stick to and the assumption that the West's achievements are to be missed, despised, or discarded.

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