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How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor

By James K. A. Smith

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

Taylor's landmark publication A Secular Age (2007) offers a enormous, incisive research of what it capacity to dwell within the post-Christian current -- a pluralist international of competing ideals and starting to be unbelief. Jamie Smith's publication is a compact box consultant to Taylor's insightful learn of the secular, making that very major yet daunting paintings obtainable to a wide range of readers.

Even extra, even though, Smith's How (Not) to Be Secular is a pragmatic philosophical guidebook, a type of how-to guide on the way to stay in our secular age. It eventually bargains us an experience in self-understanding and maps out how to get our bearings in modern secular tradition, regardless of who "we" are -- even if believers or skeptics, religious or doubting, confident or wondered and harassed. this can be a booklet for any considering individual to bite on.

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