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Secular religion

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A secular religion is a belief that often rejects or neglects the metaphysical aspects of the supernatural, commonly associated with traditional religion, instead placing typical religious qualities in earthly entities.

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  • A. Bergesen, The Sacred and the Subversive (1984)
  • E. B. Koenker, Secular Salvations (1965)
  • H. Kelsen, Secular Religion (1964)
  • Gentile, "Political Religion: A Concept and its Critics - A Critical Survey," Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 25
  • Gates, Donald K.; Steane, Peter (2009). "Political Religion - The Influence Of Ideological And Identity Orientation". Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions. 10 (3/4): 303–325. doi:10.1080/14690760903396310. S2CID 143563288.
  • Vondung, Klaus (2005). "National socialism as a political religion: Potentials and limits of an analytical concept" (PDF). Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions. 6 (1): 87–95. doi:10.1080/14690760500110205. S2CID 145274046.[permanent dead link]
  • Wolfgang Hardtwig (2001) "Political Religion in Modern Germany: Reflections on Nationalism, Socialism, and National Socialism", Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, Volume 28
  • Jacques Ellul, The New Demons. Trans. C. Edward Hopkin. New York: Seabury, 1975. London: Mowbrays, 1975.

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