From the Secular to the Habermasian Post-Secular and the Forgotten Dimension of Time in Rethinking Religion and Politics

Contexto Internacional. 38(3):887-908 DOI 10.1590/s0102-8529.2016380300008


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Journal Title: Contexto Internacional

ISSN: 0102-8529 (Print); 1982-0240 (Online)

Publisher: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

LCC Subject Category: Political science: International relations

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Spanish, French, Portuguese

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Ángela Iranzo Dosdad


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Abstract Time has been the forgotten dimension in the debate on the post-secular, originated by the philosopher Jürgen Habermas in the Social Sciences two decades ago. This article proposes a study of post-secularity from the temporal dimension and concludes that it is possible to affirm that post-secularism is a way of colonialism by other means. The article also inquires into the capacity of the post-colonial approach to offer a critical reading of political religiosity that would include the underlying cultures of time. In response to this question, it explains the controversial nature of post-colonial thought with respect to this task. However, it argues that post-colonial and de-colonial perspectives are nonetheless useful for apprehending cultures of time among religious actors.