In Praise of the Secular

Delivered in 2007, in this series of lectures entitled In Praise of the Secular, Lloyd Geering asserts that both fundamentalists and secularists have an inadequate meaning of the word secular.

Taking the reader on a whirlwind trip through religious history, he traces the process of secularisation, seeing within earlier forms of Judaism and Christianity the seeds of secular thought emerging from the margins of previously dominant faith systems.

Each of the lectures can be read or downloaded on its own. They are:

1) What does Secular mean (Web page) (PDF)

2) The Emergence of the Secular Age (Web page) (PDF)

3) The Value of being Secular (Web) (PDF)

4) Spirituality in the Secular World (Web) (PDF)