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By Akeel Bilgrami

What is the nature of secularism in nations that weren't pervaded through Christianity, equivalent to China, India, and the international locations of the center East? To what quantity is the secular an imposition of colonial rule? Has sleek secularism developed organically, or is it even precious, and has it usually intended growth? How does secularism comport with neighborhood spiritual cultures in Africa, and the way does it paintings with neighborhood types of strength and governance in Latin America?

A important extension of Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, during which he exhaustively chronicled the emergence of secularism in Latin Christendom, this anthology applies Taylor’s findings to secularism’s international migration. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Nacim, Rajeev Bhargava, Akeel Bilgrami, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Sudipta Kaviraj, Claudio Lomnitz, Alfred Stepan, Charles Taylor, and Peter van der Veer each one discover the transformation of Western secularism past Europe, and the gathering closes with Taylor’s reaction to every essay. What begun as a contemporary response to—as good as a obdurate extension of—Latin Christendom has develop into a fancy export formed by means of the world’s spiritual and political platforms. Brilliantly alternating among highbrow and methodological ways, the quantity fosters a better engagement with this phenomenon throughout disciplines.

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