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A secular age, Charlies Taylor

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A secular age
Title
A secular age
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Charlies Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age? Almost everyone would agree that we—in the West, at least—largely do. And clearly the place of religion in our societies has changed profoundly in the last few centuries. In what will be a defining book for our time, Charles Taylor takes up the question of what these changes mean—of what, precisely, happens when a society in which it is virtually impossible not to believe in God becomes one in which faith, even for the staunchest believer, is only one human possibility among others. Taylor, long one of our most insightful thinkers on such questions, offers a historical perspective. He examines the development in “Western Christendom” of those aspects of modernity which we call secular. What he describes is in fact not a single, continuous transformation, but a series of new departures, in which earlier forms of religious life have been dissolved or destabilized and new ones have been created. As we see here, today’s secular world is characterized not by an absence of religion—although in some societies religious belief and practice have markedly declined—but rather by the continuing multiplication of new options, religious, spiritual, and anti-religious, which individuals and groups seize on in order to make sense of their lives and give shape to their spiritual aspirations. What this means for the world—including the new forms of collective religious life it encourages, with their tendency to a mass mobilization that breeds violence—is what Charles Taylor grapples with, in a book as timely as it is timeless.--
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1931-
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Taylor, Charles
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Secularism
  • Religion and culture
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A secular age, Charlies Taylor
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 779-851) and index
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text
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Contents
Part I. The work of reform. The bulwarks of belief -- The rise of the disciplinary society -- The great disembedding -- Modern social imaginaries -- The spectre of idealism -- Part II. The turning point. Providential deism -- The impersonal order -- Part III. The nova effect. The malaises of modernity -- The dark abyss of time -- The expanding universe of unbelief -- Nineteenth-century trajectories -- Part IV. Narratives of secularization. The age of mobilization -- The age of authenticity -- Religion today -- Part V. Conditions of belief. The immanent frame -- Cross pressures -- Dilemmas 1 -- Dilemmas 2 -- Unquiet frontiers of modernity -- Conversions
Control code
on1028618204
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press paperback edition.
Extent
x, 874 pages
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microfiche
Isbn
9780674986916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028618204
Label
A secular age, Charlies Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 779-851) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The work of reform. The bulwarks of belief -- The rise of the disciplinary society -- The great disembedding -- Modern social imaginaries -- The spectre of idealism -- Part II. The turning point. Providential deism -- The impersonal order -- Part III. The nova effect. The malaises of modernity -- The dark abyss of time -- The expanding universe of unbelief -- Nineteenth-century trajectories -- Part IV. Narratives of secularization. The age of mobilization -- The age of authenticity -- Religion today -- Part V. Conditions of belief. The immanent frame -- Cross pressures -- Dilemmas 1 -- Dilemmas 2 -- Unquiet frontiers of modernity -- Conversions
Control code
on1028618204
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press paperback edition.
Extent
x, 874 pages
Form of item
microfiche
Isbn
9780674986916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028618204

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