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Charles Taylor

Christian American Exceptionalism in a Secular Age

Last week I posted my thoughts on Charles Taylor’s theory of multiculturalism—what he terms the “politics of recognition.” (My post: “When the Zulus Produce A Tolstoy We Will Read Him.”) This week, as promised, I continue engaging Charles Taylor with some preliminary thoughts on his 2007 tome, The Secular Age. My interests in Taylor are, of course, peculiar to my research about the U.S. culture wars. If you’d like more in-depth blogging on secularism’s relationship to religion and the public sphere, I highly recommend The Immanent Frame. Although by accident, I could not have timed my reading of The Secular Read more