Jürgen Habermas on Ritual, Nationalism, and Religious Arguments in the Public Sphere

– In the first place, I'm no longer a real sociologist, otherwise I would obviously share this diffuse notion of ritual. I have a very narrowly defined conception I have a very narrowly defined conception of ritual, like Martin (unintelligible), it refers only to practices of facing and encountering and mastering forces of salvation and phenomity. This totally liquefiesthe notion...