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Secularism theology and Islam: the danish social imaginary and the cartoon crisis of 2005 - 2006

By: Veninga, Jennifer Elisa.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Bloomsbury 2014Description: xii, 211 p. With index.ISBN: 9781474257619.Subject(s): Religion - sociology | Islam - secularism | Caricatures - cartoonsDDC classification: 305.69709489 Summary: Secularism, Theology and Islam offers a uniquely theological analysis of the historic Danish cartoon crisis of 2005-2006, in which the publication of twelve images of the Prophet Muhammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten ignited violent global protests. The crisis represents a politically, culturally, and religiously important event of the early 21st century, and Jennifer Veninga explores the important question of why the cartoons were published in Denmark when they were and why this matters to the larger global community. The book outlines three main interpretations of the affair as they were framed by international news media: as an issue exclusively about freedom of speech, as related to a 'clash of civilizations', or exclusively as a matter of international politics. Whilst these are important to note, the author argues that the crisis was far more complex than any of these interpretations suggest, and argues that an alternative methodology can be found in philosopher Charles Taylor's concept of the 'social imaginary', which refers to the shared norms, expectations, images and narratives of a community or nation that inform many of its shared practices. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/secularism-theology-and-islam-9781474257619/
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Table of contents
1. A Historical Sequence of Events: The Crisis of 2005 - 2006
2. Immediate Interpretations of the Crisis
3. The Social Imaginary as Theological Methodology
4. Popular Understanding: Folkelighed and N.F.S. Grundtvig
5. Popular Practices and their Critique: The People's Church and theWelfare System
6. Contextualizing the Danish Social Imaginary: Difference, Otherness and Islam
7. The Cartoons as Expression of Encounter

Secularism, Theology and Islam offers a uniquely theological analysis of the historic Danish cartoon crisis of 2005-2006, in which the publication of twelve images of the Prophet Muhammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten ignited violent global protests. The crisis represents a politically, culturally, and religiously important event of the early 21st century, and Jennifer Veninga explores the important question of why the cartoons were published in Denmark when they were and why this matters to the larger global community.

The book outlines three main interpretations of the affair as they were framed by international news media: as an issue exclusively about freedom of speech, as related to a 'clash of civilizations', or exclusively as a matter of international politics. Whilst these are important to note, the author argues that the crisis was far more complex than any of these interpretations suggest, and argues that an alternative methodology can be found in philosopher Charles Taylor's concept of the 'social imaginary', which refers to the shared norms, expectations, images and narratives of a community or nation that inform many of its shared practices.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/secularism-theology-and-islam-9781474257619/

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