Author: Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair
About: Arvind-Pal Mandair co-wrote (with Markus Dressler) this Introduction to the collection of essays that were published as Secularism and Religion Making by Oxford University Press in 2011. The individual contributions analyzed the configuration of social and cultural practices within a discussion of “world religion”- a discussion whose historical and semantic roots emerge from a predominantly Western Christian World view. Mandair/Dressler’s Introduction provides a genealogy of the major schools of thought that have critiqued the formation of the secular and the religions. The essays came out of a major conference conducted by Mandair and Dressler at Hofstra University in 2007.