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A Secular Age

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ISBN 9780674026766

Publication Date: 09/20/2007

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896 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I. The Work of Reform
    • 1. The Bulwarks of Belief
    • 2. The Rise of the Disciplinary Society
    • 3. The Great Disembedding
    • 4. Modern Social Imaginaries
    • 5. The Spectre of Idealism
  • Part II. The Turning Point
    • 6. Providential Deism
    • 7. The Impersonal Order
  • Part III. The Nova Effect
    • 8. The Malaises of Modernity
    • 9. The Dark Abyss of Time
    • 10. The Expanding Universe of Unbelief
    • 11. Nineteenth-Century Trajectories
  • Part IV. Narratives of Secularization
    • 12. The Age of Mobilization
    • 13. The Age of Authenticity
    • 14. Religion Today
  • Part V. Conditions of Belief
    • 15. The Immanent Frame
    • 16. Cross Pressures
    • 17. Dilemmas 1
    • 18. Dilemmas 2
    • 19. Unquiet Frontiers of Modernity
    • 20. Conversions
  • Epilogue: The Many Stories
  • Notes
  • Index

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Awards & Accolades

  • A New York Times Notable Book of 2008
  • A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2008
  • 2008 Christianity Today Book Award, History/Biography Category
  • 2008 Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
  • A Globe & Mail Best Book of the Year
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2007
  • Charles Taylor Is Winner of the 2008 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy
  • Charles Taylor Is Winner of the 2007 Templeton Prize
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