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The Educational Sociology and Political Theology of Disenchantment: From the Secularization to the Securitization of the Sacred

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This article provides an outline theoretical synthesis of educational sociological and political theology, through the concept of ‘disenchantment’ to afford insights on critical current debates around secularization and securitization. Drawing together two originating frameworks—Max Weber’s (1918) sociological theorization of religious authority’s intellectual demise as disenchantment of the modern world and Carl Schmitt’s (1922) contemporaneous framing of a political theology—this article ar...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.3390/rel10010012

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9381-0103
Publisher:
MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Religions Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Article number:
12
Publication date:
2018-12-27
Acceptance date:
2018-12-18
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EISSN:
2077-1444
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973432
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pubs:973432
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uuid:ae29aca9-d7bb-4614-a58b-8cb34e4f847c
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pubs:973432
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2019-06-15

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