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Default The Myth of the Secular

Hello philosophers. I am not one who has been trained in philosophy except for touching on it in some religion courses 30-odd years ago. So I may not be able to participate fully.

[I thought the Philosophy Forum to be the best place for this topic. ]

I hope people outside of Canada can take advantage of this series first aired on CBC radio this past couple of weeks.
Click here to see if it is still available and if you can get it from your part of the world:

This is a seven part series. Look to the left of the page to find the part to listen to.
Look under "Latest Audio" and scroll down under "Latest".

Note: there is a lot to listen to here. Maybe there are sources on the internet discussing this issue in brief. (??)

Here is the text for the introduction to Part 1:
Western social theory once insisted that modernization meant secularization and secularization meant the withering away of religion. But religion hasn't withered away, and this has forced a rethinking of the whole idea of the secular. IDEAS producer David Cayley talks to Craig Calhoun, Director of the London School of Economics, and Rajeev Barghava of India's Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

In modern Western societies a powerful ideology divided the world into two opposed domains, the religious and the secular. Religion was private; the secular was public and political. As societies modernized, they would become more secular, and religion would gradually lose its remaining public significance. Until quite recently this was the story told in Western social thought. But it no longer seems to fit. Religion, far from fading, has grown ever stronger. And modernization has developed along different lines in different societies

Today on Ideas we begin a new series called The Myth of the Secular. We'll feature it all this week and part of the next. You'll hear theologians, anthropologists, sociologists and political philosophers talk about why the old map of the religious and the secular no longer fits the territory. And about how it might be redrawn. It's presented by Ideas producer David Cayley.

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