Religion and Secularism: Together Forever

By Jonathan Schorsch

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Fall 2011

It seems obvious that religion and secularism generate one another. Religion must have secularism to denounce as a path of error, ingratitude, and disconnection. Secularism must have religion against which to define itself. The two phenomena act as enemies agreeing to a mutual embrace, mutual parasites. Many phenomena manifest or combine both religious and secular traits, depending on what we mean when we use these terms.

Topic: History, Judaic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion, Secularism

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Bunzl, Matti , Havrelock, Rachel

Volume/Issue: Fall 2011

Page Number(s): 12; 14-15

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: ISSN 1529-6423

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schorsch, Jonathan. Religion and Secularism: Together Forever. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 2011: 12; 14-15. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13597


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