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Vincent W. Lloyd

Vincent Lloyd and Elliot A. Ratzman, ed. SECULAR FAITH (2011)

One of my colleagues has just published a new book with the rather enigmatic title, Secular Faith, which might interest some of our readers. Coming out of religious studies conversations about the relationship of religion to what some scholars portentiously call “the secular,” Lloyd and Ratzman move in a somewhat different direction. Rather than asking about religion or secularism per se, they ask a series of more puzzling questions: “Is faith a necessary virtue in the contemporary world? May it be, or must it be, detached from religious commitment? What do genealogies of the secular tell us about faith? Does Read more