Reading Our Times

Reading Our Times

What does it mean to live in a secular age? In conversation with Charles Taylor

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We live in “a secular age”, but what does that actually mean? How does secularism relate to religion? And how should it?

Nick Spencer talks to the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor, about his famous book 'A Secular Age', which has done more to bring sophistication and nuance to the debates about secularism than any other published in a generation.

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A Secular Age by Charles Taylor

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by geoff charlton on
An excellent discussion and introduction to the issue and, presumably, the book.

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Reading Our Times is the podcast that explores the books and the ideas that are shaping us today. It is hosted by Nick Spencer, Senior Fellow at the think tank, Theos.

We’re going to be talking to some of the world’s leading authors about issues like meritocracy, justice, populism, human rights, the brain, liberalism, and religion.

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