A Secular Age

A Secular Age

by Charles Taylor
A Secular Age

A Secular Age

by Charles Taylor


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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year
A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Tablet Best Book of the Year
Winner of a Christianity Today Book Award

“One finds big nuggets of insight, useful to almost anybody with an interest in the progress of human society.”
The Economist

“Taylor takes on the broad phenomenon of secularization in its full complexity…[A] voluminous, impressively researched and often fascinating social and intellectual history.”
—Jack Miles, Los Angeles Times

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

“A culminating dispatch from the philosophical frontlines. It is at once encyclopedic and incisive, a sweeping overview that is no less analytically rigorous for its breadth.”
—Steven Hayward, Cleveland Plain Dealer

“[A] thumping great volume.”
—Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian

“Very occasionally there appears a book destined to endure. A Secular Age is such a book.”
—Edward Skidelsky, Daily Telegraph

“It is refreshing to read an inquiry into the condition of religion that is exploratory in its approach.”
—John Gray, Harper’s

A Secular Age represents a singular achievement.”
—Christopher J. Insole, Times Literary Supplement

“A determinedly brilliant new book.”
London Review of Books

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674986916
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 09/17/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 896
Sales rank: 211,386
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Charles Taylor is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University and author of Sources of the Self, The Ethics of Authenticity, and A Secular Age. He has received many honors, including the Templeton Prize, the Berggruen Prize, and membership in the Order of Canada.

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