Political church, procedural Europe, and the creation of the Islamic other
Mavelli, L (2008) Political church, procedural Europe, and the creation of the Islamic other Journal of Religion in Europe, 1 (3). 273 - 301. ISSN 1874-8910
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/187489208X336542
Taking the cue from the controversial speech of Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Re-gensburg in 2006, this paper explores the connection between the apparently divergent posi-tions taken by the Catholic Church and the European secular establishment on the question of European identity and Islam. The argument is advanced that the proceduralism of the Europe-an secular establishment contributes to breed its nemesis, a conservative politicised church, but also converges with it in identifying Islam as ‘the Other.’ It is thus asked whether a critical valorisation of Europe’s emotional attachments may not actually strengthen its capacity to embrace the ‘difference’ represented by Islam.
|Additional Information:||This is an electronic version of an article published as Mavelli L (2008). Political church, procedural Europe, and the creation of the Islamic other. Journal of Religion in Europe 1(3):273-301. Available online at: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/10.1163/187489208x336542|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Politics|
|Deposited By:||Symplectic Elements|
|Deposited On:||16 May 2012 17:37|
|Last Modified:||16 Feb 2013 15:26|
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