Religion and Secularism: An Exploration into the Secular Dimension of Religion and the Religious Dimension of Secularism

SJ Francis X. D'Sa
1998 Zenodo  
The debate on secularism has taken a new turn in our times and the nature of the debate has been such that secular­ ism is now inevitably being listed in the category of "isms". This is unfortunate because of the real danger that the legitimate concerns of secularism, as A.B. Shah1, the "ideological" champion of Indian secularism, has formulated them, might be trivialised. It is in the interests of religion to dialogue with the concerns that buttress Shah's understanding of secularism; for
more » ... d this enterprise lies the intention to acquaint the two sides with points of contact which could help bridge the gap between them. Secularism is not as anti-religious or a- religious as religionists have been led to believe and religion is not as anti- this world as secularists might be thinking.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4244829 fatcat:bsmgsb4x3vf2rdqedfetsp6joa