Faith in a Secular Age
Foundation report indicates
that typical of the exodus of people in their 20s and 30s
from Church identification are young persons who seem not to
have abandoned their basic beliefs or concern
spiritual dimension of their lives, but to reflect these in
an attitude of search rather than of commitment.
response, this research project will focus on unfolding the
meaning of faith for the
new dimensions and needs of our evolving human awareness,
its challenges and opportunities.
In this sense the goal is to make ?belief more
believable,? both for Professor Taylor?s
?seeker? and indeed for all
the faithful, and thereby to render all of personal and
social life more
fully human and thereby more
theonomous or expressive
of the divine.
set of research teams or task forces will work
15 month period, alternating team meetings for planning
and critical discussion with four month periods for personal
research, reflection, and writing. This gives founded hope
that light can be shed on this crucial issue of our day.
The teams will
consist of leading religious scholars from across the
country and beyond.
The project aims: (a) to identify a new and deeper research
focus appropriate for life
in our secular age, (b) to build teams for effective
new paths, and (c) to relate the findings to the Church's
and present mission.
This work is being carried forward with the support of the
L.&H. Bradley Foundation and the Raskob Foundation.
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