My JSSR review of “Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal”

My review of Michele Dillon’s 2018 book Postsecular Catholicism: Relevance and Renewal was just published in the latest issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (JSSR).

Dillon’s book considers how religion – and Catholicism in particular – maintains relevance amidst “secularization.” She contends that the Catholic Church’s postsecular engagement exemplifies the clash and coherence of religious and secular realities.

Dillon’s earlier book – Catholic Identity – has been formative in my own work. I anticipate that this new book will likewise shape how scholars of religion assess modern roles of Catholicism at both individual and society levels.

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