9780674048577

Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age

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    9780674048577

  • ISBN10:

    0674048571

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-15
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
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Summary

"What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age?" This apparently simple question opens into the massive, provocative, and complex A Secular Age, where Charles Taylor positions secularism as a defining feature of the modern world, not the mere absence of religion, and casts light on the experience of transcendence that scientistic explanations of the world tend to neglect.In Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age, a prominent and varied group of scholars chart the conversations in which A Secular Age intervenes and address wider questions of secularism and secularity. The distinguished contributors include Robert Bellah, Joseacute; Casanova, Niluuml;fer Gouml;le, William E. Connolly, Wendy Brown, Simon During, Colin Jager, Jon Butler, Jonathan Sheehan, Akeel Bilgrami, John Milbank, and Saba Mahmood.Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age succeeds in conveying to readers the complexity of secularism while serving as an invaluable guide to a landmark book.

Table of Contents

A Note on Citationsp. vii
Editors' Introductionp. 1
Confronting Modernity: Maruyama Masao, Jürgen Habermas, and Charles Taylorp. 32
A Closer Walk on the Wild Sidep. 54
The Sacred, the Secular, and the Profane: Charles Taylor and Karl Marxp. 83
Completing Secularism: The Mundane in the Neoliberal Erap. 105
Belief, Spirituality, and Timep. 126
What Is Enchantment?p. 145
This Detail, This History: Charles Taylor's Romanticismp. 166
Disquieted History in A Secular Agep. 193
When Was Disenchantment? History and the Secular Agep. 217
The Civilizational, Spatial, and Sexual Powers of the Secularp. 243
A Secular Age: Dawn or Twilight?p. 265
Can Secularism Be Other-wise?p. 282
Afterword: Apologia pro Libro suop. 300
Contributorsp. 325
Name Indexp. 327
Subject Indexp. 333
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