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Secularism in Antebellum America$
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John Lardas Modern

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226533230

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.001.0001

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Introduction The Metaphysics of Secularism

Introduction The Metaphysics of Secularism

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(p.1) Introduction The Metaphysics of Secularism
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Secularism in Antebellum America
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of secularism in antebellum American. This volume tells a story about the feelings, epistemic moves, and habits that made the nova effect a living possibility. It argues that the secular imaginary occurred at the levels of emotion and mood and shows that the “true religion” known and practiced by a significant number of antebellum Americans was anything but natural. This volume also describes the way which true religion carried a normative sociality to which individuals aligned themselves.

Keywords:   secularism, antebellum America, epistemic moves, nova effect, true religion, normative sociality

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