During the first axial age man discovered transcendent faith. A new book proposes that spiritual energy is is actually found on the edges of our culture today, rather than the mainstream.

This article titled “Are we living in a new axial age?” was written by Mark Vernon, for guardian.co.uk on Saturday 17th November 2012 09.00 UTC

Are centuries of technological innovation remoulding us culturally so that the inner lives of future generations will seem as strange and elusive as paleolithic man's is to us? Are we living in a new axial age?

The question is posed in a collection of essays, edited by the American sociologist of religion, Robert Bellah: The Axial Age and Its Consequences.

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