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A secular age, Charles Taylor

Label
A secular age
Title
A secular age
Statement of responsibility
Charles Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
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. 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 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." "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."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Presents an analysis of secularism in the modern age
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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250444
Cataloging source
DLC
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1931-
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Taylor, Charles
Dewey number
211.6
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Secularism
  • Religion and culture
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
A secular age, Charles Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [779]-851) and index
Contents
The work of reform -- The bulwarks of belief -- The rise of the disciplinary society -- The great disembedding -- Modern social imaginaries -- The spectre of idealism -- 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 -- Nineteenth-century trajectories -- Narratives of secularization -- The age of mobilization -- The age of authenticity -- Religion today -- Conditions of belief -- The immanent frame -- Cross pressures -- Dilemmas 1 -- Dilemmas 2 -- Unquiet frontiers of modernity -- Conversions
Control code
000041323553
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 874 p.
Isbn
9780674026766
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Label
A secular age, Charles Taylor
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [779]-851) and index
Contents
The work of reform -- The bulwarks of belief -- The rise of the disciplinary society -- The great disembedding -- Modern social imaginaries -- The spectre of idealism -- 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 -- Nineteenth-century trajectories -- Narratives of secularization -- The age of mobilization -- The age of authenticity -- Religion today -- Conditions of belief -- The immanent frame -- Cross pressures -- Dilemmas 1 -- Dilemmas 2 -- Unquiet frontiers of modernity -- Conversions
Control code
000041323553
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 874 p.
Isbn
9780674026766
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)

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