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A Catholic Modernity?: Charles Taylor's Marianist Award Lecture

James L. Heft

Abstract

This book offers a series of reflections on the state of Christianity, and especially Catholicism, in the world today. The centrepiece of the volume is a lecture by the renowned philosopher Charles Taylor, from which the title of the book is taken. The lecture, delivered at Dayton University in January of 1996, offered Taylor the opportunity to speak about his theological views and his sense of the cultural placement of Catholicism, its history and trajectory. Four well-known commentators on religion and society were invited to respond to Taylor's lecture: William M. Shea, George Marsden, Jean ... More

Keywords: Christianity, Catholicism, Charles Taylor, religion, society, modernity, William M. Shea, George Marsden, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Rosemary Luling–Haughton

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195131611
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195131611.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James L. Heft, editor
University of Dayton

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