Post-secular societies are characterized by religious diversity and deprivatization of religion. They embrace freedom of conscience and allow each individual to decide for himself/herself how to pursue the ultimate meaning of life. Modern societies are marked by the fact that religious beliefs – both historical and new ones – as well as atheism, agnosticism and non-religious lifestyles are equally viable options. This raises the question of how two main principles of secularism – equal respect to all beliefs, and freedom of conscience – and its two operative modes – separation of religious institutions and state, and state neutrality towards religions – are challenged by post-secularism.

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Published: 2017-12-27