"THE POST-SECULAR CITY". PAOLO COSTA’S NEW BOOK IS AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND OPEN ACCESS
“The Post-Secular City” is the first attempt to systematically map and assess the recent debate about secularization.
The book examines the alleged shift from a “secular” to a “post-secular” dispensation from the perspective of the ongoing de-construction of the secularization “theorem” (as Hans Blumenberg called it).
Accordingly, the new secularization debate is described as being polarized between the “de-constructors” and the “maintainers” of the standard thesis of secularization.
This is the assumption underlying an ambitious effort to map the field, which is now also available in English.
It consists of a long introduction where “secularization” is analyzed as a deeply problematic concept-of-process and of eight chapters in which several protagonists of the recent debate are discussed as crucial junctions of a multidisciplinary conversation.
The book is freely downloadable here