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A secular age

Author: Charles Taylor
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This book] examines the development in "Western Christendom" ... those aspects of modernity which we call secular ... 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Taylor
OCLC Number: 221329169
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2007.
Awards: Winner of Templeton Prize 2007.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction --
Work of reform: Bulwarks of belief; Rise of the disciplinary society; Great disembedding; Modern social imaginaries; Spectre of idealism --
Turning point: Providential deism; Impersonal order --
Nova effect: Malaises of modernity; Dark abyss of time; Expanding universe of unbelief; Nineteenth-century trajectories --
Narratives of secularization: Age of mobilization; Age of authenticity; Religion today --
Conditions of belief: Immanent frame; Cross pressures; Dilemmas 1; Dilemmas 2; Unquiet frontiers of modernity; Conversions --
Epilogue: Many stories.
Responsibility: Charles Taylor.

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Almost everyone would agree that the place of religion in our societies has changed profoundly over the years. This book takes up the question of what these changes mean - of what, precisely, happens  Read more...

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If the author had accomplished nothing more than a survey of the voluminous body of "secularization theory," he would have done something valuable. But, although Taylor clearly articulates his Read more...

 
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