Being Post-secular in the Social Sciences: Taylor's Social Imaginaries
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2010
© 2010 The Author. New Blackfriars © 2010 The Dominican Society.
Volume 91, Issue 1036, pages 648–662, November 2010
How to Cite
Lyon, D. (2010), Being Post-secular in the Social Sciences: Taylor's Social Imaginaries. New Blackfriars, 91: 648–662. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2005.2010.01393_1.x
- Issue published online: 8 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2010
Following the fall of mainstream secularization paradigms, this article suggests opportunities arise for considering social and political life as ‘religious’ phenomena and, specifically, for using Taylor's pregnant notion of ‘social imaginaries’ as a bridge between ‘secular’ and ‘post-secular’ social science. Thus, themes implicit in A Secular Age are made explicit and used to challenge how social science is done in ‘post-secular’ times.