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Title: Secularisme als exorcisme
Author(s): SCHINKEL, Willem
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Theologie
Volume: 51    Issue: 4   Date: 2011   
Pages: 341-350
DOI: 10.2143/TVT.51.4.3203394

Abstract :
This essay offers a sociological analysis of the problems the secular world has with religion’s visibility in the public domain. It does this via a theological reflection on the role of the body in secular public space, using the headscarf issue as a case in point. It shows how this reduces religion to superficiality while continuing to view it as a deeply rooted and dangerous manifestation. In this way, secularism operates as a kind of exorcism, a view that this essay throws open to discussion.

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