n International Journal for Religious Freedom - The disenchantment of secular discourse, Steven D. Smith : book review

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2070-5484



According to Steven Smith the transition to the modern world occurred when it came to be accepted that progress in knowledge would be enhanced by leaving behind the metaphysical (and theological) cosmos in favour of a world viewed as complete in its empirically observable dimension - "God, although not being denied, was to be excluded from scientific explanations, and later, from public political justifications" and consequently a "secular" worldview has come to dominate some areas of life - "It is the cage of secular discourse, within which public conversation and especially judicial and academic discourse occurs today".

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