Bibliography: Belief, identity and modernity: global religion since 1918
The following are preliminary reading suggestions for those interested in taking this course. A fuller bibliography will follow.
Talal Asad, Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam (2008)
Charles Taylor, A Secular Age (2007)
Hugh McLeod (ed.), World Christianities, c.1914-2000, Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 9 (2006) – electronic version on OLIS
Peter Gay, Modernism: the lure of heresy from Baudelaire to Beckett and beyond (2007).
Jurgen Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (1985).
Charles Taylor, Varieties of Religion Today: William James revisited (2002).
2. Nationalism and Transnationalism
Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (1983)
Anthony D Smith, Chosen Peoples: Sacred Sources of National Identity (2003)
Emanuel Sivan and Menachem Freedman (eds.), Religious Radicalism and Politics in the Middle East (1993).
Steven Vertovec, Transnationalism (2009) - [see also his Religion and Diaspora (2001) and R. Cohen and S. Vertovec, Conceiving Cosmopolitanism (2002)]
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph & James Piscatori, Transnational Religion and Fading States (1997)
Harriet A. Harris, Fundamentalism and Evangelicals (2008).
Malise Ruthven, Fundamentalism: the search for meaning (2004).
Lawrence J. Silberstein (ed.), Jewish Fundamentalism in comparative perspective (1993)
John Drane, The McDonaldization of the Church: spirituality, creativity, and the future of the church (2000).
R. Lawrence Moore, Selling God: American religion in the marketplace (1994).
5. Gender, Generation, and Sexuality
Danièle Hervieu-Léger, Religion as a Chain of Memory (2000).
Hugh McLeod, The Religious Crisis of the 1960s (2007).
Wade Clark Roof, Jackson W. Carroll, and David A. Roosen (eds.), The Post-war Generation and Established Religion: cross-cultural perspectives (1996).
6. Contesting Religious Authority
Peter J. Bowler, Monkey Trials and Gorilla Sermons: evolution and Christianity from Darwin to intelligent design (2007).
Paul Heelas, Scott Lash, and Paul Morris (eds.), Detraditionalization: critical reflections on authority and identity (1996).
Zygmunt Bauman, Liquid Times: living in an age of uncertainty (2007)
David R. Carrette, Foucault and Religion: spiritual corporeality and political spirituality (2000).
Paul Hellas, David Martin, and Paul Morris (eds.), Religion, Modernity, and Postmodernity (1998).
David Lyon, Jesus in Disneyland: religion in postmodern times (2000).
8. Declines and Revivals
José Casanova, Public Religions in the Modern World (1994).
David Martin, Pentecostalism: the world their parish (2002).
Tariq Ramadan, Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation (2009)