2020 Annual Meeting

Your AAR staff continues to work toward holding the Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 21-24, 2020. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and with health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions. Should any changes need to be made related to the 2020 Annual Meeting, we will promptly notify you.

2020 Regional Meetings

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Secularism and Religion-Making

Dressler, Markus, and Arvind-Pal S. Mandair


“Religion-making” is, for Dressler and Mandair, the configuration of social and cultural practices within a discussion of world religions — a discussion whose historical and semantic roots are planted in a predominantly Western Christian worldview. The essays in the volume investigate how religion is universalized and how certain ideas, social formations, and practices regarded as religious by society are integrated in and subordinated to liberal-secular assumptions about history, politics, and religion. The individual contributions, written by a new generation of interdisciplinary scholars, examine the translation and globalization of historically specific concepts and practices of religion and its counterpart, the secular. The essays contribute new arguments to the emerging field of thought that addresses the relationship between religion and secularism as concepts in the modern world.

Additional Information

  • Paperback
  • 275 Pages
  • Published: December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780199782925
  • Series: Reflection & Theory in the Study of Religion

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