Charles Taylor, in his magisterial book on the Secular, periodically engages a constituency he calls immanent materialists. I would like to pursue that discussion, focusing on a subgroup within it, to see how its devotees and those Taylor identifies with most might interact in noble ways. [...]Read the rest of Belief, spirituality and time.
William E. Connolly is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. His most recent books include Capitalism and Christianity, American Style (Duke University Press, 2008), Pluralism (Duke University Press, 2005), Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and Why I Am Not A Secularist (University of Minnesota Press, 1999). Connolly contributed a chapter to the SSRC volume Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age.