Can research in the global humanities secure its claim to genuine globality without falling into a specious universalism? Lee Medevoi introduces one aspect of the Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging project: a series of lexical entries, or keywords, each written by members of a different institution.Full Article
Keyword: Civil Religion in Chinese History
In this keywords entry, Poo Mu-choo examines civil religion in the context of Chinese history, which gives us a chance to reconsider the concept of civil religion itself, as well as its usefulness in the study of history and society, ancient or modern.
In a keyword entry on "faith," Ori Goldberg explores the two main dynamics through which faith engenders political belonging: universalism and ideology.
In his entry for our Religion and Secularism series, John Smyth outlines some of the complex relations between religion and science, from the Dalai Lama to Bruno Latour.