Canadian Philosopher Wins $1.5-Million Templeton Prize

Charles M. Taylor, a Canadian philosopher who teaches at Northwestern University, was named on Wednesday as the winner of the 2007 Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries About Spiritual Realities, which this year is worth more than $1.5-million.

The prize, which is presented by the John Templeton Foundation, recognizes Mr. Taylor, 75, for his work over nearly half a century in arguing that "wholly depending on secularized viewpoints leads only to fragmented,