The Religion of the Future

2014.08.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roberto Mangabeira Unger, The Religion of the Future, Harvard University Press, 2014, 468pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.08.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roberto Mangabeira Unger, The Religion of the Future, Harvard University Press, 2014, 468pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780674729070. Reviewed by Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer, Case Western Reserve University Roberto Mangabeira Unger's new book is one of two that continue the project he laid out in The Self Awakened.[1] The other, The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time, is forthcoming this year.[2] Unger's project is to create the context for human self-transformation through a gradualist and fragmentary cultural and political revolution grounded in naturalism.[3] He seeks a world in which we live in the present, free of repression of, or reactive attitudes towards, the existential limitations of being human (chapter 7, passim) and in which we act collectively to create the conditions for ongoing innovation and self-transformation (chapter 6, passim). Basically, he wants us to grow up to accept both our. . .

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