Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society by Richard K. FennBeyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society by Richard K. Fenn

Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society

byRichard K. Fenn

Hardcover | June 15, 2001

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This book attempts to articulate the nature of a secular society, describe its benefits, and suggests the conditions under which such a society could emerge. To become secular, argues Fenn, is to open oneself and one's society to a wide range of possibilities, some interesting and exciting,some burdensome and dreadful. While some sociologists have argued that a "Civil Religion" is necessary to hold together our newly "religionless" society, Fenn urges that there is nothing to fear--and everything to gain--from living in a society that is not bound together by sacred memories andbeliefs, or by sacred institutions and practices.
Richard K. Fenn is at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Title:Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular SocietyFormat:HardcoverPublished:June 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195143698

ISBN - 13:9780195143690

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"Richard Fenn is one of the most original and dulcet voices in the study of religion."--Nicholas Jay Demerath, III, University of Massachusetts at Amherst