Religion at Play: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of a Secular Age
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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.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Religion, Secularization, Pentecostalism, Charles Taylor, Play, Romanticism