Modernity and Transcendence
Title
Modernity and Transcendence
Subtitle
A Dialogue with Charles Taylor
Price
€ 29,00
ISBN
9789463721189
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
248
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Introduction: Modernity and Transcendence - Anthony J. Carroll & Staf Hellemans

Pointing to Transcendence: Reflections from an Anglican Context - David Martin

A Pentecostal Modernity? Response to Charles Taylor’s "A Catholic Modernity?" - Bernice Martin

Transcendence, Catholicism and the Challenges of Modernity - Francis Schüssler Fiorenza

Confucian Modernity, Ultimacies, and Transcendence - Robert Cummings Neville

Time, Transcendence in Islamic Thought and an Embrace of "Catholic Modernity" - Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Out of the Depths of Modernity: Fragments of a Response to Charles Taylor’s "A Catholic Modernity?" in a Jewish Idiom - Jonathan Boyarin

Comments on the Contributors - Charles Taylor

A Catholic Modernity 25 Years on - Charles Taylor

Afterword: From Catholic Modernity to Religious Modernities - Anthony J. Carroll & Staf Hellemans

Anthony Carroll, Staf Hellemans (eds)

Modernity and Transcendence

A Dialogue with Charles Taylor

This collection of essays critically engages with Charles Taylor’s idea of a Catholic modernity through focusing on the crucial issue of the shape and role of religion in modernity. Taylor launched the idea in his seminal 1996 essay A Catholic Modernity?, and the idea is here explored in relation to other Christian denominations and non-Christian traditions. Taylor’s proposal has the potential to become a central and encompassing perspective in thinking about relations between modernity and religion/transcendence in each religious tradition. Six leading authors from diverse backgrounds—David Martin, Bernice Martin, Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, Robert Cummings Neville, Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Jonathan Boyarin—assess Taylor’s Catholic modernity idea and probe whether and how the extension to other religious modernities (Anglican, Pentecostal, Confucian, Islamic, Jewish) makes sense—or not. Charles Taylor reacts to their considerations and reflects on his own idea 25 years on.
Editors

Anthony Carroll

Anthony J. Carroll is Dean of Systematic Theology, College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, United Kingdom. Areas of expertise: History of Philosophy, Systematic Theology, Sociology of Religion.

Staf Hellemans

Staf Hellemans is Professor Emeritus in the Sociology of Religion, School of Catholic Theology, Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Areas of expertise: Pillarization Research, Catholicism and Modernity, Historical Sociology.