Secularisation in the Christian World
Online Synchronous (10 weeks)
This module forms part of the ARU MAs and are open to all MA students as part of their degree.
Course Leader: Fr Dragos Herescu
Dates: Tuesdays 19th Jan–9th March 2021
This postgraduate module introduces students to one of the most pervasive paradigms about religion in modern society: the process of secularisation. Considering European and world contexts, students will study the tenets of the secularisation paradigm (rationalisation, pluralisation, structural differentiation, the contraction in the scope and role of religion in contemporary society) and perspectives which draw attention to related but different processes (religious change, Western European exceptionalism, different models of state-church relations, alternate modernities etc.).