Islam in a post-secular society : religion, secularity, and the antagonism of recalcitrant faith

Full title: Islam in a post-secular society : religion, secularity, and the antagonism of recalcitrant faith / by Dustin J. Byrd.
Main author: Byrd, Dustin, (Author)
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Professing Islam in a Post-Secular Society
  • Introduction
  • On the Contemporary Possibility of Witnessing and Professing
  • The Post-Secular Society
  • What Does It Mean to Profess Islam?
  • Witnessing in Islam: On the Tradition of Radical Praxis
  • New Religion as Return of the Old
  • Witnessing in the Time of War
  • "Perfected Religion": A Problematic Conception
  • Fear of Philosophical Blasphemy
  • 2. Adversity in Post-Secular Europe
  • The Dialectics of Martyrdom: Death as Witnessing and Professing
  • Witnessing against Islam: The Case of Theo van Gogh
  • Je ne suis pas Charlie et je ne suis pas avec les terroristes
  • 3. Finding a Common Language
  • 13th Century Witnessing: Saint Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik al-Kamil
  • Different Francis, Same Mission: Witnessing with and for Muslims
  • Translation Proviso: Can We Witness and Confess in the Same Language?
  • Cognitive-Instrumental Reason, Moral-Practical Reason and Aesthetic-Expressive Reason in Religion
  • Aesthetic-Expressive Reason in Religion
  • Translation Dangers
  • Secular Entrenchment
  • 4. Witnessing and Professing in Prophetic and Positive Religions
  • Affirmation and Negativity: Marx
  • Affirmation and Negativity: Lenin
  • Affirmation and Negativity: Horkheimer and Adorno
  • Confronting the Post-Secular Condition
  • Prophetic and Priestly Religion
  • 5. After Auschwitz: Islam in Europe
  • Violence and the Post-Secular
  • Violence and the State
  • Freud's Unbehagen mit Marx
  • Witnessing and Professing in a Nietzschian Age of Nihilism
  • Witnessing and Professing after Auschwitz: Theodor Adorno's Poetics
  • History and Metaphysics after Auschwitz
  • Ethics after Auschwitz
  • Witnessing the Messianic: The Case of the Martyr Walter Benjamin
  • The Place for Theology
  • Messiah, Messianic and the Historian
  • Benjamin's Critique of Progress: Witnessing History as Barbarity.
  • 6. Post-Secularity and Its Discontents: The Barbaric Revolt against Barbarism
  • Absolutivity
  • Authoritarian Absolutes, Heteronomy, and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
  • Humanistic Absolutes
  • Isis: Same Problem, Different Manifestation
  • American and Euro-Jihadis
  • Hegel, War and Individualism
  • Isis and Western Alienation
  • Internationalism
  • Seeking Heaven at the Barrel of a Gun
  • Material Poverty or Poverty of Being?
  • Genealogy of Terror
  • Symbolic Message
  • Reign of Terror: Bourgeois and Muslim
  • The Perverse Dialectic of Apology
  • Hypocritical Apologetics and the Recovery of the Prophetic
  • 7. The Globalized Post-Secular Society and the Future of Islam
  • From the West to the Rest
  • Theocracy as a Response to the Globalized Post-Secular Society
  • Post-Secular Solidarity: A Proposal for an Intra-religious Constitutionalism
  • Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Constitution Building: Modern Slavery.