Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age

Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age

by Michael Warner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674048571

ISBN-13: 9780674048577

Pub. Date: 03/30/2010

Publisher: Harvard

“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

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“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, José Casanova, Nilüfer Göle, 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674048577
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction 1

1 Confronting Modernity: Maruyama Masao, Jurgen Habermas, and Charles Taylor Robert N. Bellah Bellah, Robert N. 32

2 A Closer Walk on the Wild Side John Milbank Milbank, John 54

3 The Sacred, the Secular, and the Profane: Charles Taylor and Karl Marx Wendy Brown Brown, Wendy 83

4 Completing Secularism: The Mundane in the Neoliberal Era Simon During During, Simon 105

5 Belief, Spirituality, and Time William E. Connolly Connolly, William E. 126

6 What Is Enchantment? Akeel Bilgrami Bilgrami, Akeel 145

7 This Detail, This History: Charles Taylor's Romanticism Colin Jager Jager, Colin 166

8 Disquieted History in A Secular Age Jon Butler Butler, Jon 193

9 When Was Disenchantment? History and the Secular Age Jonathan Sheehan Sheehan, Jonathan 217

10 The Civilizational, Spatial, and Sexual Powers of the Secular Nilufer Gole Gole, Nilufer 243

11 A Secular Age: Dawn or Twilight? Jose Casanova Casanova, Jose 265

12 Can Secularism Be Other-wise? Saba Mahmood Mahmood, Saba 282

Afterword: Apologia pro Libro suo Charles Taylor Taylor, Charles 300

Contributors 325

Name Index 327

Subject Index 333

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