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While working in a National Park this summer, I’ve been given the opportunity to meet many different types of people and interact with those from various walks of life. I recently met one man in particular who sparked in me deeper reflection about the nature of faith.
Roger W. Stump, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Geography & Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY, is the author of a unique and compelling text, The Geography of Religion: Faith, Place, and Space. As I continue to read through the text, I find myself reflecting on the themes of secularization and desacralization with increasing frequency. Perhaps the notion of some ambitious (future) project makes me happier than I’d like to admit, but I see fascinating avenues of research ahead of me. Stump’s Geography, along with Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, would make for a fine analytical framework with which I can approach many concerns my undergraduate honors thesis on French anticlericalism will bring to the surface.
The following is an excerpt from Stassen & Gushee’s Kingdom Ethics (2003; pp. 199-202):