Reflecting upon religion

Willem B. Drees*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The new editor of Zygon considers the task of "yoking religion and science" not as the combination of two similar entities. Rather, their categorical difference makes reflection on their interplay worthwhile. One thereby confronts the understanding of religion, the multiple facets of religion, the diversity of religious traditions, and disagreements within religious communities. Although concern about secularization might stimulate an apologetic attitude, the author favors a critical and more skeptical attitude, countering superstition and the abuse of people. By being academic rather than apologetic we engage in the best apology for meaningful religion, if any.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-522
Number of pages6
JournalZygon
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clifford Geertz
  • Religion
  • Secularization
  • Superstition
  • Yoking
  • Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Reflecting upon religion'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this