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Title Religion in the new Europe / edited by Krzysztof Michalski
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (146 pages) : illustrations
Series Conditions of European solidarity ; v. 2
Conditions of European solidarity ; v. 2.
Contents Religion and European Integration; Religion, European Secular Identities and European Integration; The Role of Religion in Establishing Social Cohesion; Integration and Fragmentation Patterns of Religion in Europe; Observations from America; Muslims and European Multiculturalism; Is Islam a Threat to Europe's Multicultural Democracies?; Islam, European Public Space and Civility; Islam in Europe: Clash of Religions or Convergence of Religiosities?; List of Contributors
Summary Since the signing of the Treaty of Rome initiating the ongoing process of European integration in 1957, Western European societies have undergone a rapid, drastic and seemingly irreversible process of secularization. In this respect, one can talk of the emergence of a post-Christian Europe. At the same time, the eastward expansion of the European Union and the drafting of a European constitution have triggered fundamental questions concerning European identity and the role of Christianity in that identity. The most controversial and anxiety-producing issues, which are rarely confronted openly, are the potential integration of Turkey and the potential integration of non-European immigrants, who in most European countries happen to be overwhelmingly Muslim. The reintegration of Catholic Poland into secular Europe can also be viewed as "a difficult challenge." (And/or as "a great apostolic assignment") It is the interrelation between these phenomena that the essays in the book, written upon the invitation by the previous President of the European Union, Romano Prodi, seek to explore
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject European cooperation.
European federation.
RELIGION -- Religion, Politics & State.
European cooperation.
European federation.
Europe -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Michalski, Krzysztof, 1948-2013.
ISBN 9781281376909