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At the horizons of modernity: religion, society, and communication in Jürgen Habermas' The Theory of Communicative Action

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dc.contributor.supervisor MacKendrick, Kenneth (Religion) en_US
dc.contributor.author Myskiw, Jarett
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-20T18:16:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-20T18:16:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5001
dc.description.abstract This thesis argues that a theory of religion can be constructed upon a close reading of Jürgen Habermas' The Theory of Communicative Action. While influential in many diverse fields of scholarly research, Habermas' thought has been relatively neglected in the area of religion, especially around the time of the above publication. I address this gap in research by (a) considering Habermas' main arguments in terms of rationality, society, and communication, (b) tying these to his engagements with the work of Max Weber and Émile Durkheim, then (c) formulating a Habermasian theory of religion, before finally (d) offering both a critique and suggestions for future research. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject religion en_US
dc.subject philosophy en_US
dc.subject Habermas en_US
dc.subject Weber en_US
dc.subject Durkheim en_US
dc.subject critical theory en_US
dc.title At the horizons of modernity: religion, society, and communication in Jürgen Habermas' The Theory of Communicative Action en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Religion en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee McCance, Dawne (Religion) Axelrod, Charles (Sociology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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