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A Renaissance in Popular Culture

The discontents of our time lie squarely in the domain of life-meaning—or rather, in a feared lack of it. Unbelief shadows the post-church, secular West. Once faith waned in the existence of a higher divinity guiding human affairs, as it has for most who inhabit the modern world, the central metaphysical questions rise to the fore. These are the questions of where have we come from, what should we do with our lives in order to make sense of them, and what happens when we die. Doubt becomes pervasive, if mainly lurking beneath the surface of everyday life; grey replaces…

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