How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor

How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor Author James K. A. Smith
ISBN-10 0802867618
ISBN-13 9780802867612
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher Eerdmans
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How Not to Be Secular is what Jamie Smith calls your hitchhiker s guide to the present it is both a reading guide to Charles Taylor s monumental work A Secular Age and philosophical guidance on how we might learn to live in our times Taylor s landmark book A Secular Age 2007 provides a monumental incisive analysis of what it means to live in the post Christian present a pluralist world of competing beliefs and growing unbelief Jamie Smith s book is a compact field guide to Taylor s insightful study of the secular making that very significant but daunting work accessible to a wide array of readers Even more though Smith s How Not to Be Secular is a practical philosophical guidebook a kind of how to manual on how to live in our secular age It ultimately offers us an adventure in self understanding and maps out a way to get our bearings in today s secular culture no matter who we are whether believers or skeptics devout or doubting self assured or puzzled and confused This is a book for any thinking person to chew on

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