Modernism and Postmodernism

Tremlett, Paul-François (2021). Modernism and Postmodernism. In: Segal, Robert A. and Roubekas, Nickolas P. eds. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, 2nd Ed. Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 325–334.


This chapter outlines some of the principal debates associated with modernism and postmodernism, particularly in relation to conceptions of society, religion, and social change and the emergence of the social sciences. The chapter focuses on key thinkers. It also discusses feminist and post-colonial critiques of modernism.

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