A Secular Age
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From the publisher
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year
A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Tablet Best Book of the Year
Winner of a Christianity Today Book Award
"One finds big nuggets of insight, useful to almost anybody with an interest in the progress of human society."
"Taylor takes on the broad phenomenon of secularization in its full complexity...[A] voluminous, impressively researched and often fascinating social and intellectual history."
-Jack Miles, Los Angeles Times
"A Secular Age is a work of stupendous breadth and erudition."
-John Patrick Diggins, New York Times Book Review
"A culminating dispatch from the philosophical frontlines. It is at once encyclopedic and incisive, a sweeping overview that is no less analytically rigorous for its breadth."
-Steven Hayward, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[A] thumping great volume."
-Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian
"Very occasionally there appears a book destined to endure. A Secular Age is such a book."
-Edward Skidelsky, Daily Telegraph
"It is refreshing to read an inquiry into the condition of religion that is exploratory in its approach."
-John Gray, Harper's
"A Secular Age represents a singular achievement."
-Christopher J. Insole, Times Literary Supplement
"A determinedly brilliant new book."
-London Review of Books