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  • Italian American Secularism

    This paper will now proceed to the societal comparative analysis between the levels of secularism between Italy and France. Two cases will be analyzed in this section of the essay, the French hijab bullshit and the Italian crucifix being displayed in public buildings bullshit. The law allowing for the crucifixes to be displayed inside the classrooms, the Italian courts, and hospitals was passed in 1924 by Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini (Thomas, R. Murray, 2007). After the Second World War in 1948, Italy passed a new constitution, which officially made the state a secular one (Thomas, R. Murray, 2007). This did not entirely change the role of the Catholic Church in Italy as it continued to experience special privileges such as the…

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  • The Folly Of Secularism Analysis

    Secularism does not exist in a vacuum in France it builds upon the negotiation between the religious and secular and has done since 1905. The Muslim headscarf has been a matter of ongoing debate and controversy in the secular state that is France, this continually leads to an ostile image being constructed for Islam, despite the promotion of universality that is allegedly key to the French Republic. This essay discusses the Hijab in France in regard to Jeffrey Stout’s ‘The Folly of Secularism’…

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  • European Religion

    As European scholar Jytte Klausen notes, “In the coming decade religion will become an increasingly salient issue in European politics. This prediction runs counter to conventional wisdom that Europeans are ‘Post-Christian’” (Klausen, 2005, pp. 554). Secularism is still at the forefront of European politics, but there is not enough evidence to suggest that religion does not play an important role in Europe. For example, only two countries have a majority of non-believers, Sweden, and what used…

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  • Theocracy In Iran

    hat the world would be a better place if only secularist politics, were comprehensively instituted within political institutions. I will discuss this argument by looking at the issues that arise from theocracy in Iran, specifically the incompatibility of theocracy and democracy, and the issue of entrenching political policies in religious doctrines and what that means for change. I will then examine the different forms that secularism can take. Firstly, by examining the forced atheism of Soviet…

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  • French Revolution Religion Analysis

    towards faith and religion. As the Catholic faith of the old regime crumbled, the revolutionary spirit of the time promised to do away with orthodoxy and create a new egalitarian society based on freedom. Ideas like these were fueled by the French philosophes, with thinkers like Voltaire referring to orthodox religion as “the mother of fanaticism and civil discord” and “the enemy of mankind” (Gliozzo, 1971, p. 274). However, later critics of the Revolution recognized that, in fact, the secular…

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  • Beyond Religious Freedom

    relationship between secularity and this schism between “reality” and “meaning”? (The quotations are hers, not mine, and are in reference to these time distinctions.”) Are there other temporal spheres besides what she seems to describe as the transcendent and the immanent? Likewise, what exact frame of time is categorized as transcendent and immanent, for it appears as though at different moments these two descriptions are used to define both terms? I have heard similar discussions regarding…

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  • Secularity In France

    Though many may consider the politics of secularism as separate from other state affairs, this essay suggests that in the context of France with its separationist, secular narrative, the two are one and the same. Secularism is not isolated, it builds itself in relation to religious and overseas contexts and it seems that at present the ‘veil’ has become an icon of Islam’s alleged deficits regarding French and wider European modernity. Despite France’s coercive, ‘top-down’ form of secularism,…

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  • Ataturk And Secularisation

    Ataturk, it appears that secularisation is a tool for dealing with diversity, in that it replaces several ideologies with one key ideology Kemal argues this was achieved with peaceful intent. Murat Somer’s chapter is similar due to its focus on this idea of ‘civilisation’, however, he discusses it in terms of the relationship between democracy, modernisation and secularisation. Peter Berger argues a distinctly linear trajectory of secularism, however, Somer puts forth the idea that…

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  • Integration Of Psychology In Christian Counseling

    growth throughout history. In the fifties and sixties the Christian Association for Psychological Studies was developed and theological seminaries introduced graduate schools for psychology. The next stage of growth toward integration he describes was the reactions to Jay Adam’s book, Competent to Counsel. He argued strongly against using psychotherapy over biblical truths; his critique, however, seemed to enlarge the interest of integration to Christian psychologists. Powlison notes that in the…

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  • Comparing One Hundred Years Of Solitude And Orhan Pamuk's

    the historical, as they consciously neglect the broader historical issues to better serve the individuals in the theater and preserve their own sense of morality. Snow, thus, struggles to reconcile the individual with the historical collective, advocating both a distinction and connection between the two, which in turn reinforces the novel’s broader exploration of the relationship between political Islam and secularism. Pamuk acknowledges the identity and agency of the individual, but…

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