How (Not) To Be Secular
Reading Charles Taylor
by James K.A. Smith
"This is a brilliant, beautifully written book on the dilemma of faith in a modern secular age. How (Not) to Be Secular is a gem."
—T. M. Luhrmann, Stanford University
How (Not) to Be Secular is both a reading guide to Charles Taylor's monumental work A Secular Age and philosophical guidance on how we might learn to live in our times.
What does it look like to bear witness in a secular age? What does it look like to be faithful? To what extent have Christians unwittingly absorbed the tendencies of this world?
"Smith invites the reader on a journey through the experience of the spirit in different centuries, and how our conceptions of mind and person shape belief in ways far more intimate than we usually imagine." Read what T. M. Luhrmann, Tim Keller and Hans Boersma are saying about the new book.
"The world is not carved up into 'believers' and 'secular' rational knowers. It's a complicated array of different sorts of believers. And that's why Taylor calls ours a 'secular' age..."