A Secular Age

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Harvard University Press, Sep 20, 2007 - Philosophy - 896 pages
The place of religion in society has changed profoundly in the last few centuries, particularly in the West. In what will be a defining book for our time, Taylor takes up the question of what these changes mean, and what, precisely, happens when a society becomes one in which faith is only one human possibility among others.

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An immense, sweeping, magisterial exploration of Western civilization, primarily over the past 500 years, as a quest to answer the question: how come in 1500 everyone believed in God and took it for ... Read full review

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A painful exacting description of the gradual displacement of a religious world with the scientific viewpoint enjoyed today. This is not easy reading, or clear. View it as an extensive conversation ... Read full review


The Work of Reform
The Bulwarks of Belief
The Rise of the Disciplinary Society
The Great Disembedding
Modern Social Imaginaries
The Spectre of Idealism
NineteenthCentury Trajectories
Narratives of Secularization
The Age of Mobilization
The Age of Authenticity
Religion Today
Conditions of Belief
The Immanent Frame
Cross Pressures

The Turning Point
Providential Deism
The Impersonal Order
The Nova Effect
The Malaises of Modernity
The Dark Abyss of Time
The Expanding Universe of Unbelief
Dilemmas 1
Unquiet Frontiers of Modernity
The Many Stories

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