Letter to a priest

31 August 2010 | Faith & Society

In his 851 page book 'The Secular Age' the philosopher Charles Taylor examines how our age is different in the nature of its unbelief from ones before. His point is not how many people do not think of themselves as believers, but to illuminate that the meaning of unbelief (no less than the meaning of belief) change over time and between different societies. This letter to a priest tries to articulate - from the perspective of one reader - what Taylor is saying, and its relevance to our lives. It also includes some brief comments on Karen Armstrong's 'The Case for God'. Taylor was awarded the 2007 Templeton Prize.

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