Secular Modern Life?

Episode 146 · July 3rd, 2017 · 37 mins 33 secs

About this Episode

In this episode we reflect on a 2008 article by the recently deceased Peter Berger which originally appeared in First Things. In it Berger argues that while modernity pluralizes it doesn't really secularize or make culture anti-religious, whether it tries to or not.

The Berger article can be found here:

The article from Sean Kelly can be found here:

Here's the Halik quote we reference:
"Were Christianity to turn its back on modernity it would sink into bigotry and fundamentalist religion; and conversely, were modernity to turnaway completely from Christianity it would itself become an intolerant pseudoreligion."
Halík, Tomáš. I Want You to Be: On the God of Love (p. 150). University of Notre Dame Press. Kindle Edition.