Religion at Play: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of a Secular Age

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Abstract

This article engages with Charles Taylor’s seminal proposal made in A Secular Age regarding the central conditions of premodern life that have made room for our modern, secular world. I demonstrate how and why these conditions are not met in Pentecostalism. I then examine the notion of play in Taylor’s genealogy in order to illuminate more closely the ill-fit of Pentecostalism in the history of the secular. I conclude that Pentecostalism represents a condition of religion which resolves the tension between sacred and secular unaccounted for in Taylor’s work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-36
Number of pages20
JournalPneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Religion
  • Secularization
  • Pentecostalism
  • Charles Taylor
  • Play
  • Romanticism

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