O God, O Montreal!

Philo 17 (1):23-43 (2014)
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In the book A Secular Age, Charles Taylor argues that: modern secularism carries in it more than a trace residue of the explicitly religious way of thinking that it supersedes, and the secular ensemble would not survive if the residue were filtered out. Modern secularism is not, in short, exclusively humanistic. Many who profess exclusive humanism, even perhaps the majority, are therefore—according to Taylor—exclusive humanists in name alone. My position is that Judeo-Christianity, in its teachings about men and women, is humanism. Humanism is what Western religion is all about at its core. This I defend by close examination of Taylor’s argument and by exposing some of the philosophical core of the Bible.

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Mark Glouberman
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