Religions Today analyzes the place of faith communities in the contemporary world and the continuing impact of religions on modernity. Building on research by such scholars as Jos? Casanova, Philip Jenkins, and S.N. Eisenstadt, this anthology examines the interplay of traditional religion with the process of modernization, and the influences that each of these forces exerts on the other. Religions Today contributes to a better understanding of religious life throughout the world by confronting modern issues raised in the context of religion; acknowledging the complexity of related problems and the various responses to them; and exploring the possibilities of an ecumenical approach to inter-religious dialogue while recognizing many weaknesses and failings that have been exposed through past experience. Addressing topics ranging from secularization to religious fundamentalism, Religions Today weighs the potential of Christian churches and the ecumenical movement in addressing the realities of our time.
Publication Date: 11/1/2005