After God (Google eBook)

Front Cover
University of Chicago Press, Sep 15, 2008 - Religion - 416 pages
0 Reviews

Religion, Mark C. Taylor argues in After God, is more complicated than either its defenders or critics think and, indeed, is much more influential than any of us realize. Our world, Taylor maintains, is shaped by religion even when it is least obvious. Faith and value, he insists, are unavoidable and inextricably interrelated for believers and nonbelievers alike.

The first comprehensive theology of culture since the pioneering work of Paul Tillich, After God redefines religion for our contemporary age. This volumeis a radical reconceptualization of religion and Taylor’s most pathbreaking work yet, bringing together various strands of theological argument and cultural analysis four decades in the making.

Praise for Mark C. Taylor
“The distinguishing feature of Taylor’s career is a fearless, or perhaps reckless, orientation to the new and to whatever challenges orthodoxy. . . . Taylor’s work is playful, perverse, rarefied, ingenious, and often brilliant.”—New York Times Magazine

 

  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Theorizing Religion
1
2 The Protestant Revolution
43
3 Subjectivity and Modernity
84
4 Religious Secularity
130
5 Eclipse of the Real
186
6 Recovering the Real
241
7 Religion without God
313
8 Ethics without Absolutes
348
Notes
379
Index
411
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Mark C. Taylor is professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Hiding and Disfiguring: Art, Architecture, Religion, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Bibliographic information