Sunday, September 24, 2023

Resources to Help Understand Our Secular Age


                                                                (Somewhere in Ohio)

In 2007 I purchased Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor's massive, definitive A Secular Age. Since then, I have returned to Taylor-studies. His work is simply that important to understand our culture.

Tonight, late Sunday, I listened to this podcast, "How Charles Taylor Helps Us Understand Our Secular Age." It's excellent!

For more Taylor Reading, see...

Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity

The Ethics of Authenticity (After reading this you can forget most of what you think 'authenticity' means.)

The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity (Esp. interesting to me since my doctoral dissertation was on metaphor theory.)

How Not to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor, by James K. A. Smith

Our Secular Age: Ten Years of Reading and Applying Charles Taylor, by Collin Hansen