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“THE SECULAR IS HAUNTED”
If we are "secular," does that mean we no longer believe? Is a "secular" age synonymous with atheism? Does the loss of transcendence mean we are left in a flattened, "rational" world? In this talk, drawing on philosophy, literature, and poetry, James K.A. Smith will offer a very different account of our "secular" age--not as non-religious or atheistic, but as a an age of believing otherwise, an explosion of believings.
James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Working at the intersection of philosophy, theology, and cultural studies, Smith is an award-winning author whose books include Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? (2006), Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation (2009), and two new books this spring: Who’s Afraid of Relativism? and How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor. Thursday, APRIL 3, 2014
All are welcome. This lecture is free and open to the public.
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