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Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age

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$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674072411

Publication Date: 03/04/2013


352 pages

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


  • A Note on Citations
  • Editors’ Introduction
  • 1. Confronting Modernity: Maruyama Masao, Jürgen Habermas, and Charles Taylor [Robert N. Bellah]
  • 2. A Closer Walk on the Wild Side [John Milbank]
  • 3. The Sacred, the Secular, and the Profane: Charles Taylor and Karl Marx [Wendy Brown]
  • 4. Completing Secularism: The Mundane in the Neoliberal Era [Simon During]
  • 5. Belief, Spirituality, and Time [William E. Connolly]
  • 6. What Is Enchantment? [Akeel Bilgrami]
  • 7. This Detail, This History: Charles Taylor’s Romanticism [Colin Jager]
  • 8. Disquieted History in A Secular Age [Jon Butler]
  • 9. When Was Disenchantment? History and the Secular Age [Jonathan Sheehan]
  • 10. The Civilizational, Spatial, and Sexual Powers of the Secular [Nilüfer Göle]
  • 11. A Secular Age: Dawn or Twilight? [José Casanova]
  • 12. Can Secularism Be Other-wise? [Saba Mahmood]
  • Afterword: Apologia pro Libro suo [Charles Taylor]
  • Contributors
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

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