Perşembe, Erkan
September 2002
Ekev Academic Review;Fall2002, Vol. 6 Issue 13, p169
Academic Journal
Although the meaning of the relationship between modernity and religion can make different interpretations possible in Western and non-Western societies, understanding of the concept of religion does not fit to certain measure in post-modernism. Modernity with its universal legal potential has prevailed on a world construction which has been purified from religion and tradition. While the post-modern discourse tries to determine its own place by relying on the criticism of modernity, this situation has led the cloudiness and ambiguity of the present world-sense of our contemporary people more than leading them to explore a new world-sense. ın this kind of ambiguity, it seems that dealing with the religion and tradition in the light of post-modernity can be regarded as an entrance into a problematic area. Neither re-establishment of religions nor going back to rituals is considered. ın post-modernism, only such common elements of religions as justice, love and helping each other can find their places in the lives of the pluralitic post-modern societies. Due to this, certain attitudes of modernity against religion still problematic in post-modern discourse.


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