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121. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 20
Joshua W. Schulz Wilfred M. McClay and Ted V. McAllister (editors), Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America
122. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 20
Regis Martin John E. Thiel, Icons of Hope: The “Last Things” in Catholic Imagination
123. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 20
Robert F. Gorman S. Adam Seagrave, The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law
124. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 20
David M. Klocek Andrew Roberts, Napoleon: A Life
125. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Allan C. Carlson Jeremy Beer, The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity
126. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Clifford Staples Stratford Caldecott, Not As the World Gives: The Way of Creative Justice
127. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Charles K. Bellinger Sue Ellen Browder, Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement
128. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Adam Tate William B. Kurtz, Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America
129. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Kevin Schmiesing Todd Scribner, A Partisan Church: American Catholicism and the Rise of Neo-Conservative Catholics
130. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Kieran Flanagan Gerd-Rainer Horn, The Spirit of Vatican II: Western European Progressive Catholicism in the Long Sixties
131. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Andrew M. Essig Geoffrey Shaw, The Lost Mandate of Heaven: The American Betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam
132. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Stephen Sharkey Pierpaolo Donati and Paul Sullins, The Conjugal Family: An Irreplaceable Resource for Society
133. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Stephen M. Krason Paul Kengor, Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage
134. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Ernest A. Greco Mark Riebling, Church of Spies
135. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 21
Michael J. Ruszala Rev. Brian Mullady, OP, Christian Social Order
136. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 22
Kieran Flanagan Postsecularism: Another Sociological Mirage?
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This review essay reflects on two works that pertain to the postsecular: Josef Bengtson, Explorations in Post-Secular Metaphysics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); and Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager, Guido Vanheeswijck, eds., Working with a Secular Age: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Charles Taylor’s Master Narrative (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016). The profound influence of Charles Taylor's A Secular Age (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007) is well illustrated in these two works under review. The review essay situates postsecularity in the context of debates on secularization and the sociological expectations this process generates. By treating postsecularism in terms of contextualisation, metaphysics arises as a default position pertaining to transcendence in Bengtson’s work. The efforts in the Zemmin, Jager, and Vanheeswijck work to steer the Taylor work in the direction of Islam are given a critical appraisal. A particular outcome of postsecularity is to render as untenable sociology’s customary detachment of religion from theology. Lastly, for Catholicism, postsecularism draws attention to a long-standing and long-denied crisis in the reproduction of belief in modernity and in a secularized Europe in particular. A singular exception to this crisis occurs in Scandinavian countries, notable for their absence of religion, which are experiencing a small, but significant renaissance of Catholicism. This opens out a positive side to debates on postsecularity which indicates that it is not solely about mirages which give comfort to secularized forms of sociology.
137. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 22
Ronald J. Rychlak András Fejérdy, editor, The Vatican “Ostpolitik” 1958–1978: Responsibility and Witness during John XXIII and Paul VI
138. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 22
Garrick Small Donald Boland, Economic Science and St. Thomas Aquinas: On Justice in the Distribution and Exchange of Wealth; E. Michael Jones, Barren Metal: A History of Capitalism as the Conflict Between Labor and Usury.
139. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 22
Kevin Schmiesing Thomas C. Leonard, Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era
140. Catholic Social Science Review: Volume > 22
J. Marianne Siegmund Colin Patterson, Chalcedonian Personalsim: Rethinking the Human