What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

Over the past decade, religious, secular, and spiritual distinctions have broken down, forcing scholars to rethink secularity and its relationship to society. Since classifying a person, activity, or experience as religious or otherwise is an important act of valuation, one that defines the characte...

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Main Author: Bender, Courtney
Contributors: Taves, Ann 1952- (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Columbia University Press 2012
Series/Journal:Religion, Culture and Public Life
A Columbia
Further subjects:B Comparative Studies
B Ethics
B Religion, Jewish Studies, Theology
B Meaning (Philosophy)
B Values
B Religion
B Conduct of life
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Summary:Over the past decade, religious, secular, and spiritual distinctions have broken down, forcing scholars to rethink secularity and its relationship to society. Since classifying a person, activity, or experience as religious or otherwise is an important act of valuation, one that defines the characteristics of a group and its relation to others, scholars are struggling to recast such concepts in an increasingly ambiguous, pluralistic world.This collection considers religious and secular categories and what they mean to those who seek valuable, ethical lives. As they investigate how individuals
ISBN:0231504683
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.7312/bend15684