A SECULAR AGE

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Philosophy - 888 pages
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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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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

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The Path to Exclusive Humanism One can see the development of the western societies as a road to progressive secularization, a way that leads to a social organization in with religious beliefs are no ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Work of Reform
23
Part II The Turning Point
219
Part III The Nova Effect
297
Part IV Narratives of Secularization
421
Part V Conditions of Belief
537
The Many Stories
773
Notes
779
Index
853
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Charles Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University.

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