A Secular Age: an exercise in breach-mending
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2010
© 2010 The Author. New Blackfriars © 2010 The Dominican Society.
Volume 91, Issue 1036, pages 699–721, November 2010
How to Cite
Flanagan, K. (2010), A Secular Age: an exercise in breach-mending. New Blackfriars, 91: 699–721. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2005.2010.01390_1.x
- Issue published online: 8 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2010
- nostalgia, secularisation;
This article considers three aspects of Taylor's A Secular Age: the issue of the status and authority of theological insights derived from sociological analyses; the irresolvable ambiguities of secularity, where it marks the disappearance of religion but inadvertently affirms its persistence; and the properties of nostalgia and memory that unexpectedly shape post-secularity and the forms of enchantment it seeks.