“Religious Diversity Within the Limits of Radical Neo-Enlightenment,” by Mark Manolopoulos

manolopoulous photoThis paper begins by briefly sketching a ‘return to universality’ with what the author calls a ‘radical neo-Enlightenment’ that is driven by a revolutionary rationality. As part of this delineation, the essay discusses how this rationality is itself delimited, and how the apparently ‘unlimited’ figure of divinity is itself also delimited. The work then sketches how Christianity (for example) may be refigured according to this logic, publically expressing its revolutionary ethico-political core and privatising its speculative aspects. In other words, radical neo-Enlightenment would work towards retaining what is truly divine in religions and spiritualities, and excising their destructive excesses.

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