Religion and Society in Modern Europe
October 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
1. An All-Christian Europe.
2. The Tradition Regime.
3. The Breach.
Part II: Permanent Facts.
4. 'The Religious Question' : Issues at Stake.
5. Opposing Forces and Traditions.
6. Rome and Papacy.
7. Religion and Nation. Two Universal Realities.
Part III: The Liberal Era of Secularization.
8. From Confessional State to State Neutrality.
9. From the Liberal State to Separation.
Part IV: The Second Era of Secularization.
10. Lasting Elements.
11. Factors of Renewal.
12. The Other Aspect of Secularization: The Churches' Independence.
13. An Amicable Secularization.
14. A Latent Secularization.
15. Today and Tommorrow.
Suggestions for Further Reading (in English).
* Traces the evolution of secular states from the religious societies of the past.
* Reveals convergence in religious experience between different countries across the continent.
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"Remond provides one of the most lucid accounts of the history of secularisation in modern Europe, and tells the story in such a lively and readable style." Muslim World Book Review