HOW NOT TO BE SECULAR READING CHARLES TAYLOR

Download How Not To Be Secular Reading Charles Taylor ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to HOW NOT TO BE SECULAR READING CHARLES TAYLOR book pdf for free now.

How Not To Be Secular

Author : James K. A. Smith
ISBN : 9780802867612
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 35.33 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 997
Read : 1133

How (Not) to Be Secular is what Jamie Smith calls "your hitchhiker's guide to the present" -- it is both a reading guide to Charles Taylor's monumental work A Secular Age and philosophical guidance on how we might learn to live in our times. Taylor's landmark book A Secular Age (2007) provides a monumental, incisive analysis of what it means to live in the post-Christian present -- a pluralist world of competing beliefs and growing unbelief. Jamie Smith's book is a compact field guide to Taylor's insightful study of the secular, making that very significant but daunting work accessible to a wide array of readers. Even more, though, Smith's How (Not) to Be Secular is a practical philosophical guidebook, a kind of how-to manual on how to live in our secular age. It ultimately offers us an adventure in self-understanding and maps out a way to get our bearings in today's secular culture, no matter who "we" are -- whether believers or skeptics, devout or doubting, self-assured or puzzled and confused. This is a book for any thinking person to chew on.
Category: Philosophy

A Secular Age

Author : Charles TAYLOR
ISBN : 9780674044289
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 51.5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 899
Read : 606

The place of religion in society has changed profoundly in the last few centuries, particularly in the West. In what will be a defining book for our time, Taylor takes up the question of what these changes mean, and what, precisely, happens when a society becomes one in which faith is only one human possibility among others.
Category: Philosophy

Sources Of The Self

Author : Charles Taylor
ISBN : 0521429498
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 48.6 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 188
Read : 867

Charles Taylor's latest book sets out to define the modern identity by tracing its genesis.
Category: Philosophy

Desiring The Kingdom Cultural Liturgies

Author : James K. A. Smith
ISBN : 1441211268
Genre : Religion
File Size : 22.98 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 235
Read : 996

Malls, stadiums, and universities are actually liturgical structures that influence and shape our thoughts and affections. Humans--as Augustine noted--are "desiring agents," full of longings and passions; in brief, we are what we love. James K. A. Smith focuses on the themes of liturgy and desire in Desiring the Kingdom, the first book in what will be a three-volume set on the theology of culture. He redirects our yearnings to focus on the greatest good: God. Ultimately, Smith seeks to re-vision education through the process and practice of worship. Students of philosophy, theology, worldview, and culture will welcome Desiring the Kingdom, as will those involved in ministry and other interested readers.
Category: Religion

Dilemmas And Connections

Author : Charles Taylor
ISBN : 0674055322
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 27.98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 496
Read : 533

There are, always, more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in oneâe(tm)s philosophyâe"and in these essays Charles Taylor turns to those things not fully imagined or avenues not wholly explored in his epochal A Secular Age. Here Taylor talks in detail about thinkers who are his allies and interlocutors, such as Iris Murdoch, Alasdair MacIntyre, Robert Brandom, and Paul Celan. He offers major contributions to social theory, expanding on the issues of nationalism, democratic exclusionism, religious mobilizations, and modernity. And he delves even more deeply into themes taken up in A Secular Age: the continuity of religion from the past into the future; the nature of the secular; the folly of hoping to live by âeoereason aloneâe ; the perils of moralism. He also speculates on how irrationality emerges from the heart of rationality itself, and why violence breaks out again and again. In A Secular Age, Taylor more evidently foregrounded his Catholic faith, and there are several essays here that further explore that faith. Overall, this is a hopeful book, showing how, while acknowledging the force of religion and the persistence of violence and folly, we nonetheless have the power to move forward once we have given up the brittle pretensions of a narrow rationalism.
Category: Philosophy

Christ And Culture Revisited

Author : D. A. Carson
ISBN : 9780802867384
Genre : Religion
File Size : 61.62 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 339
Read : 435

Called to live in the world, but not to be of it, Christians must maintain a balancing act that becomes more precarious the further our culture departs from its Judeo-Christian roots. How should members of the church interact with such a culture, especially as deeply enmeshed as most of us have become? In this award-winning book -- now in paperback and with a new preface -- D. A. Carson applies his masterful touch to that problem. After exploring the classic typology of H. Richard Niebuhr with its five Christ-culture options, Carson offers an even more comprehensive paradigm for informing the Christian worldview. More than just theoretical, Christ and Culture Revisited is a practical guide for helping Christians untangle current messy debates about living in the world.
Category: Religion

Our Secular Age

Author : Collin Hansen
ISBN : 0692919996
Genre : Religion and culture
File Size : 35.98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 881
Read : 668

Probably no book published in the last decade has been so ambitious as Charles Taylor's A Secular Age. He seeks nothing less than to account for the spread of secularism and decline of faith in the last 500 years. Now a remarkable roster of writers-including Carl Trueman, Michael Horton, and Jen Pollock Michel-considers Taylor's insights for the church's life and mission, covering everything from healthcare to liturgy to pop culture and politics. Nothing is easy about faith today. But endurance produces character, and character produces hope, even in our secular age.
Category: Religion and culture

Varieties Of Secularism In A Secular Age

Author : Michael Warner
ISBN : 0674048571
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 22.85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 393
Read : 1159

âeoeWhat does it mean to say that we live in a secular age?âe This apparently simple question opens into the massive, provocative, and complex A Secular Age, where Charles Taylor positions secularism as a defining feature of the modern world, not the mere absence of religion, and casts light on the experience of transcendence that scientistic explanations of the world tend to neglect. In Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age, a prominent and varied group of scholars chart the conversations in which A Secular Age intervenes and address wider questions of secularism and secularity. The distinguished contributors include Robert Bellah, José Casanova, Nilüfer Göle, William E. Connolly, Wendy Brown, Simon During, Colin Jager, Jon Butler, Jonathan Sheehan, Akeel Bilgrami, John Milbank, and Saba Mahmood. Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age succeeds in conveying to readers the complexity of secularism while serving as an invaluable guide to a landmark book.
Category: Philosophy

Modern Social Imaginaries

Author : Charles Taylor
ISBN : 0822332930
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 36.5 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 196
Read : 929

DIVAn accounting of the varying forms of social imaginary that have underpinned the rise of Western modernity./div
Category: Philosophy

Thinking In Tongues

Author : James K. A. Smith
ISBN : 9780802861849
Genre : Religion
File Size : 56.69 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 984
Read : 1088

The past several decades have seen a renaissance in Christian philosophy, led by the work of Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, William Alston, Eleonore Stump, and others. In the spirit of Plantinga s famous manifesto, Advice to Christian Philosophers, James K. A. Smith here offers not only advice to Pentecostal philosophers but also some Pentecostal advice to Christian philosophers. In this inaugural Pentecostal Manifestos volume Smith begins from the conviction that implicit in Pentecostal and charismatic spirituality is a tacit worldview or social imaginary. Thinking in Tongues unpacks and articulates the key elements of this Pentecostal worldview and then explores their implications for philosophical reflection on ontology, epistemology, aesthetics, language, science, and philosophy of religion. In each case, Smith demonstrates how the implicit wisdom of Pentecostal spirituality makes unique contributions to current conversations in Christian philosophy.
Category: Religion