Thinking about Religion, Belief and Politics with Talal Asad




Talal Asad is a socio-cultural anthropologist, renowned for his contributions and research on the phenomenon of religion and secularism, and the religious …

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Thinking about Religion, Belief and Politics with Talal Asad

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  1. Well…he's an intellectual, but a few more examples would have been nice. The only one I caught was the changing form of the physical act of listening to the khutba as a defining feature of religion as a way of life, his point being (I think) that now the physical act of listening to a preacher has been harnessed and modified with 'unpredictable' results by people agitating for social change.

  2. "Secular Christianity" is an oxymoron.
    Richard Niebuhr described the social gospel as follows:
    "A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross."

  3. whoever thumbed you down, beancube, should be ashamed of himself/herself. you are 100% right, religion diminishes society, and only education and the willingness to be open-minded are the real benefiting factors of a society

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