The Concept of Transcendence in Charles Taylor's Later Work

Vanheeswijck, Guido
July 2011
Currents of Encounter;2011, Vol. 42, p67
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on philosopher Charles Taylor's work with reference to the concept of transcendence. The author states that the concept of the incomprehensible God in Western culture and its evolution is depicted in Taylor's work. The author highlights the secularization drawn from the influence of the image of God as the "other." Taylor defines Christianity as the religion of departure from religion.


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