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Author Roy, Olivier, 1949- author.

Title Is Europe Christian? / Olivier Roy ; translated by Cynthia Schoch
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Summary As Europe wrangles over questions of national identity, nativism and immigration, Olivier Roy interrogates the place of Christianity, foundation of Western identity. Do secularism and Islam really pose threats to the continent's 'Christian values'? What will be the fate of Christianity in Europe? Rather than repeating the familiar narrative of decline, Roy challenges the significance of secularised Western nations' reduction of Christianity to a purely cultural force--relegated to issues such as abortion, euthanasia and equal marriage. He illustrates that, globally, quite the opposite has occurred: Christianity is now universalised, and detached from national identity. Not only has it taken hold in the Global South, generally in a more socially conservative form than in the West, but it has also 'returned' to Europe, following immigration from former colonies. Despite attempts within Europe to nationalise or even racialise it, Christianity's future is global, non-European and immigrant--as the continent's Churches well know. This short but bracing book confirms Roy's reputation as one of the most acute observers of our times. It represents a persuasive and novel vision of religion's place in national life today. -- Provided by publisher
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Subject Christianity -- Europe.
Laicism -- Europe
Religion and sociology -- Europe
Religion and state -- Europe.
Christianity.
Fundament
Geschichtlichkeit
Gleichgeschlechtliche Ehe
Islam
Katholizismus
Laicism.
Laizität
Moral conditions.
Politische Wissenschaft
Protestantismus
Religion and sociology.
Religion and state.
Religion.
Säkularismus
Schwangerschaftsabbruch
Europe -- Church history.
Europe -- Moral conditions
Europe -- Religion.
Deutschland.
Europe.
Frankreich
Italien
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
Author Schoch, Cynthia, translator.
ISBN 0197513840
0197520715
9780197513842
9780197520710
Other Titles L̀Europe est-elle chrétienne?. English