Introduction: Modernity and Transcendence

Staf Hellemans, Anthony J. Carroll

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The idea of a Catholic modernity, first introduced by Charles Taylor in 1996, offers a third “grand strategy” of relating modernity and religion (transcendence) in our time. In this introduction, the project is presented: six leading authors from different religious traditions (David and Bernice Martin, Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, Robert Cummings Neville, Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Jonathan Boyarin) examine the idea of a Catholic modernity and Taylor responds to their reflections and looks back 25 years on.
Keywords: Catholic modernity, Charles Taylor, religious modernities, transcendence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-309
JournalNTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion
Issue number3/4
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Catholic modernity
  • Charles Taylor
  • Religion and Modernity


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