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A SECULAR AGE
by Charles TAYLOR
Harvard University Press, 2007
Cloth: 978-0-674-02676-6 | eISBN: 978-0-674-04428-9

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Contents
    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I: The Work of Reform
    1. The Bulwarks of Belief
    2. The Rise of the Disciplinary Society
    3. The Great Disembedding
    4. Modern Social Imaginaries
    5. The Spectre of Idealism
    Part II: The Turning Point
    6. Providential Deism
    7. The Impersonal Order
    Part III: The Nova Effect
    8. The Malaises of Modernity
    9. The Dark Abyss of Time
    10. The Expanding Universe of Unbelief
    11. Nineteenth-Century Trajectories
    Part IV: Narratives of Secularization
    12. The Age of Mobilization
    13. The Age of Authenticity
    14. Religion Today
    Part V: Conditions of Belief
    15. The Immanent Frame
    16. Cross Pressures
    17. Dilemmas 1
    18. Dilemmas 2
    19. Unquiet Frontiers of Modernity
    20. Conversions
    Epilogue: The Many Stories
    Notes
    Index
    



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