Reformation and the Secular Age


  • Charles Taylor McGill University



The following is a transcript of a lecture delivered by Charles Taylor during the colloquium “500 years of Reformation and the World Religions” at McGill University’s School of Religious Studies on October 30, 2017. The central concepts and ideas discussed by Dr. Taylor in this lecture were originally proposed in his critically acclaimed book, A Secular Age (2007). Footnotes have been added to provide additional clarity and context.

Author Biography

Charles Taylor, McGill University

Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher from Montreal, Quebec, and professor emeritus at McGill University best known for his contributions to political philosophy, the philosophy of social science, the history of philosophy, and intellectual history




How to Cite

Taylor, Charles. 2020. “Reformation and the Secular Age”. Journal of the Council for Research on Religion 1 (2). Montreal, QC, Canada:59-66.