The Unintended Reformation: how a religious revolution secularized society

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Harvard University Press, Jan 15, 2012 - History - 560 pages
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In a work as much about the present as the past, Gregory identifies the unintended consequences of the Reformation for the modern condition: a hyperpluralism of beliefs, intellectual disagreements that splinter into fractals of specialized discourse, the absence of a substantive common good, and the triumph of capitalism’s driver, consumerism.

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The author lays out his argument in a thorough and well documented proportion viz. that the roots of the Protestant Reformation are still with us and have accelerated the secularization of knowledge ... Read full review

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User Review  - kukulaj - LibraryThing

As a Buddhist, I must say this book came across as rather narrow, practically to the point of blindness. The idea that a moral foundation requires belief in a Creator God - this is just preposterous ... Read full review

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Gregory Brad S. :

Brad S. Gregory is Dorothy G. Griffin Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

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