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A SECULAR AGE

A SECULAR AGE

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2008

A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2008

"A Secular Age is a work of stupendous breadth and erudition."
--John Patrick Diggins, New York Times Book Review

"One finds big nuggets of insight, useful to almost anybody with an interest in the progress of human society...A vast ideological anatomy of possible ways of thinking about the gradual onset of secularism as experienced in fields ranging from art to poetry to psychoanalysis...Taylor also lays bare the inconsistencies of some secular critiques of religion."
--The Economist

"Sophisticated, erudite...with excursions into history, philosophy and literature, A Secular Age is a weighty and challenging tome. It is also a brilliant account of the 'sensed context' in which secularization developed. And a moving meditation, by a believer, on the 'ineradicable bent' of human beings to respond to something beyond life, to keep open 'the transcendent window.'"
--Glenn C. Altschuler, Baltimore Sun

"Taylor's masterful integration of history, sociology, philosophy, and theology demands much of the reader. In return you will be convinced that Charles Taylor is one of the smartest and deepest social thinkers of our time."
--Tyler Cowen, Slate

"Charles Taylor takes on the broad phenomenon of secularization in its full complexity...[A] voluminous, impressively researched and often fascinating social and intellectual history...Taylor's account encompasses art, literature, science, fashion, private life--all those human activities that have been sometimes more, sometimes less affected by religion over the last five centuries."
--Jack Miles, Los Angeles Times

"[A] thumping great volume."
--Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian
A New York Times Notable Book of 2008

A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2008

"A Secular Age is a work of stupendous breadth and erudition."
--John Patrick Diggins, New York Times Book Review

"One finds big nuggets of insight, useful to almost anybody with an interest in the progress of human society...A vast ideological anatomy of possible ways of thinking about the gradual onset of secularism as experienced in fields ranging from art to poetry to psychoanalysis...Taylor also lays bare the inconsistencies of some secular critiques of religion."
--The Economist

"Sophisticated, erudite...with excursions into history, philosophy and literature, A Secular Age is a weighty and challenging tome. It is also a brilliant account of the 'sensed context' in which secularization developed. And a moving meditation, by a believer, on the 'ineradicable bent' of human beings to respond to something beyond life, to keep open 'the transcendent window.'"
--Glenn C. Altschuler, Baltimore Sun

"Taylor's masterful integration of history, sociology, philosophy, and theology demands much of the reader. In return you will be convinced that Charles Taylor is one of the smartest and deepest social thinkers of our time."
--Tyler Cowen, Slate

"Charles Taylor takes on the broad phenomenon of secularization in its full complexity...[A] voluminous, impressively researched and often fascinating social and intellectual history...Taylor's account encompasses art, literature, science, fashion, private life--all those human activities that have been sometimes more, sometimes less affected by religion over the last five centuries."
--Jack Miles, Los Angeles Times

"[A] thumping great volume."
--Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian

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 A Secular Age
charles taylor 
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England
2007
 
Copyright © 2007 by Charles Taylor All rights reservedPrinted in the United States of AmericaDesign by Annamarie McMahon Why Poems by Robinson Jeffers are quoted from
The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers,
ed. TimHunt (Stanford University Press, 2001). Copyright © 1927, 1955 by Robinson Jeffers; copy-right Jeffers Literary Properties. All rights reserved. Used with the permission of StanfordUniversity Press. “Rock and Hawk,” copyright 1934 and renewed 1962 by Donnan Jeffersand Garth Jeffers, is quoted from
Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers 
by Robinson Jeffers. Usedby permission of Random House, Inc.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Taylor, Charles, 1931– A secular age / Charles Taylor.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN-13: 978-0-674-02676-6 (alk. paper)ISBN-10: 0-674-02676-4 (alk. paper)1. Secularism. 2. Religion and culture. I. Title.BL2747.8.T39 2007211
.6dc22 2007008005

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