By Patrick Michel, Enzo Pace (editors)
Over the last thirty years, faith has more and more performed a suitable function, either on a countrywide point and in foreign affairs. The try out made by means of politicians to reframe the coverage of social solidarity in a neo-nationalist gentle (one land, one language, one faith = one political community), demising any form of multiculturalism, facilitating in its place a go back to assimilation formed by means of worry of the opposite (culture, faith, language, and so on), is particularly frequently linked to a recovery of the primacy of spiritual discourse within the public sphere. it's not only a go back of faith within the public sphere, however the exploitation of faith via politics to reconstruct a social team spirit within the absence of ideological assets.
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It remains to outline more precisely what this would entail. I restrict myself to three aspects of this post-Westphalian condition: 1) the greater delinking of the differentiated systems for religion and polity and only in that sense the delinking of the religious and the secular; 2) the alternative modeling of religion, not just on its own independent criteria – because that has been happening simultaneously all along – but more on other systems beside the political; and 3) the overcoming of foundationalism.
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