The secular mind had a grand plan to establish an earthly paradise, a utopia of the here and now, a modern civilization governed by human reason, rationality, and the triumph of progress. Whilst ideals are one thing, the means to realize them is something else. Away from the hype, emancipating humanity from the "shackles" of God and religion has proved no easy matter. Mapping the Secular Mind
critically examines issues of reason, rationality, and secular materialism to explore how these mental perceptions, or ways of mapping the world, have affected human interaction and sociological development.