Philosopher Charles Taylor's A Secular Age (2017) traces our society's secular developments through history, pointing to secularism's strengths and weaknesses in the modern world. Secularism allows for more options for thought-

both areligious and religious- and the ability of the political sphere not to be influenced by any one religious tradition. The future of religion, particularly here in the increasingly secular world, is directly influenced by how it navigates this secular space. Some religious traditions have chosen fundamentalism, as with Islam and the Iranian Revolution, others liberalism, as with Reform Judaism beginning in the 19th century, and still others somewhere in between. Offer your own outlook for what religion may look like in the next century and how it may adapt or evolve to fit the secular age. Use the course content and online polls to form your thinking. What are areas of humanity's lived experience that religion still addresses better than secularism? Which religious approach do you think is most problematic to secularism and least likely to survive this century?