A Secular Age
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
"One finds big nuggets of insight, useful to almost anybody with an interest in the progress of human society."
"Taylor takes on the broad phenomenon of secularization in its full complexity...[A] voluminous, impressively researched and often fascinating social and intellectual history."
"A Secular Age is a work of stupendous breadth and erudition."
"A culminating dispatch from the philosophical frontlines. It is at once encyclopedic and incisive, a sweeping overview that is no less analytically rigorous for its breadth."
"[A] thumping great volume."
"Very occasionally there appears a book destined to endure. A Secular Age is such a book."
"It is refreshing to read an inquiry into the condition of religion that is exploratory in its approach."
"A Secular Age represents a singular achievement."
"A determinedly brilliant new book."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - deusvitae - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
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