Synopses & Reviews
The essays in this volume address crucial questions about the function and significance of religious accounts of transcendence in Taylors overall philosophical project; the critical purchase and limitations of Taylors assessment of the centrality of codes and institutions in modern political ethics; the possibilities inherent in Taylors brand of post-Nietzschean theism; the significance and meaning of Taylors ambivalence about modern destiny; the possibility of a practical application of his insights within particular contemporary religious communities; and the overall implications of Taylors thought for theology and philosophy of religion. Although some commentators have referred to a recent religious turn” in Taylors work, the contributors to Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age
examine the ways in which transcendence functions, both explicitly and implicitly, in Taylors philosophical project as a whole.
"Carlos D. Colorado and Justin D. Klassen have gathered thoughtful, intelligent essays that address Charles Taylor's emergent theological views and their role in his thought and work. All of the contributions thoughtfully and clearly explore what Taylor says about the role of a transcendentally oriented religious commitment in the modern, secular world. They also show where Taylor's analysis of human existence and modern identity exposes an opening for theologically serious thinking within the context of philosophical, ethical, and even political thought." Michael L. Morgan, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Jewish Studies, Indiana University
About the Author
Carlos D. Colorado
is associate professor of religion and culture at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.
Justin D. Klassen is assistant professor of theology at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
Contributors: Ruth Abbey, Ian Angus, Carlos D. Colorado, Eric Gregory, Jennifer A. Herdt, Leah Hunt-Hendrix, Paul D. Janz, Justin D. Klassen, Charles Mathewes, William Schweiker, Bruce K. Ward, Joshua Yates.