Secularism: The Basics


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5.1 X 7.6 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Jacques Berlinerblau is Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, USA. He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on secularism.


"Clear and comprehensive, Jacques Berlinerblau's Secularism: The Basics is a key contribution to a perennially important topic."

Caroline Mala Corbin, University of Miami School of Law, USA

"Smart, original and provocative, Belinerblau's book is essential reading for anyone who dares to use the word 'secular'."

Lori G. Beaman, University of Ottawa, Canada.

"This book is superb. Berlinerblau is careful, fair, and honest in his treatment of secularism and its many manifestations. He has compiled his decades of research on this topic into a short, clear, and very insightful volume. The chapter on leftist critiques of secularism should be mandatory reading for all scholars interested in secularism. Anyone who cares about this topic will need to be familiar with this book. This will be my go-to reference on secularism from now on."

Ryan Cragun, University of Tampa, USA.

"What a rare combination of great scholarly expertise and the courage to simplify! This engagingly written book breaks down complex meanings of secularism, discusses its historical manifestations and current controversies and provides a fierce defence of its political relevance in today's world."

Johannes Quack, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

"Sharp, informative, insightful, engaging, accessible, authoritative - and beautifully cogent."

Phil Zuckerman, Pitzer College, USA.

"Berlinerblau could have called this pithy and eminently engagingly written text, "a handbook on the varieties of secularism," because his main point is this: There is no single definition or political manifestation of secularism"

Jonathon Kahn, Journal of Church and State, 2022;, csac079, https: //