This talk to Napier’s secular insight group on 3 October, 2013 discusses secular Buddhism as a recent extension of what is generally known as Buddhist modernism, a movement which started around 150 years ago in Sri Lanka, Japan and Burma and spread around Buddhist Asia.
Basically, it was Buddhist modernism that attracted converts from the west in the 1960s, and more recently on all continents. Our exposure to Buddhism in the west has almost certainly been limited to Buddhist modernism.
At the end there’s a bibliography which those new to a secular approach to Buddhism may find useful.
Read this talk here.