Is this a potential jumping off point for my PhD proposal? Reading it on the 67a into Dublin’s quays yesterday afternoon, I had to stop and re-read it. And re-read it. Right now, I have yet to come across the spatialisation of mainstream secularisation theories but this is perhaps the closest thing that I have seen:
In order to be able to conceptualize such possibilities [a political role, privatization and pluralism etc.] the theory of secularisation will need to reconsider three of its particular, historically-based – that, ethnocentric – prejudices: its bias for Protestant subjective forms of religion; its bias for “liberal” conceptions of politics and of the “public sphere,” and its bias for the sovereign nation-state as the systemic unit of analysis.
There’s geography in them thar hills!