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Religious Voices in Public Places$
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Nigel Biggar and Linda Hogan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566624

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.001.0001

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Islam and the Secularized Nation

Islam and the Secularized Nation

A Transatlantic Comparison

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(p.286) 12 Islam and the Secularized Nation
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Religious Voices in Public Places
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Jocelyne Cesari

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0013

This chapter compares the variety of relationships between Islamic communities in Europe and in the United States. In particular, it displays the variety of forms that the ‘establishment’ of religion in European countries takes, tracks the ‘secularization’ of Islamic organizations, observes the emerging public face of American Islam, and argues that the presence of Muslims in the West has weakened secularist ideology and contributed to the decline of the Modernist narrative.

Keywords:   establishment of religion, Europe, Islam, modernist narrative, secularization, secularism, United States

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