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

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Religion at Play : Pentecostalism and the Transformation of a Secular Age. / Vondey, Wolfgang.

In: Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2018, p. 17-36.

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title = "Religion at Play: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of a Secular Age",
abstract = "This article engages with Charles Taylor{\textquoteright}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{\textquoteright}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{\textquoteright}s work. ",
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