How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor

How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor

James K. A. Smith


How (Not) to Be Secular is what Jamie Smith calls "your hitchhiker's consultant to the current" -- it truly is either a examining advisor to Charles Taylor's huge paintings A Secular Age and philosophical tips on how we'd learn how to dwell in our times.

Taylor's landmark publication A Secular Age (2007) presents a enormous, incisive research of what it skill to reside within the post-Christian current -- a pluralist global of competing ideals and transforming into unbelief. Jamie Smith's booklet is a compact box advisor to Taylor's insightful learn of the secular, making that very major yet daunting paintings obtainable to a big selection of readers.

Even extra, although, Smith's How (Not) to Be Secular is a pragmatic philosophical guidebook, one of those how-to handbook on tips to dwell in our secular age. It finally deals us an event in self-understanding and maps out the way to get our bearings in modern secular tradition, irrespective of who "we" are -- no matter if believers or skeptics, religious or doubting, confident or questioned and burdened. it is a e-book for any considering individual to bite on.

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