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The Resource Culture and the death of God, Terry Eagleton

Culture and the death of God, Terry Eagleton

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Culture and the death of God
Title
Culture and the death of God
Statement of responsibility
Terry Eagleton
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Language
eng
Summary
How to live in a supposedly faithless world threatened by religious fundamentalism? Terry Eagleton, formidable thinker and renowned cultural critic, investigates in this thought-provoking book the contradictions, difficulties and significance of the modern search for a replacement for God. Engaging with a phenomenally wide range of ideas, issues and thinkers from the Enlightenment to today, Eagleton discusses the state of religion before and after 9/11, the ironies surrounding Western capitalism's part in spawning not only secularism but also fundamentalism, and the unsatisfactory surrogates for the Almighty invented in the post-Enlightenment era. The author reflects on the unique capacities of religion, the possibilities of culture and art as modern paths to salvation, the so-called war on terror's impact on atheism, and a host of other topics of concern to those who envision a future in which just and compassionate communities thrive. Lucid, stylish, and entertaining in his usual manner, Eagleton presents a brilliant survey of modern thought that also serves as a timely, urgently-needed intervention into our perilous political present
Summary
Offers new observations on the persistence of God in modern times, and considers how the war on terror and a post-9/11 society has impacted atheism
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10302019
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Eagleton, Terry
Dewey number
211.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Enlightenment
  • Religion
  • God
  • Religion and culture
  • Secularism
Target audience
adult
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Culture and the death of God, Terry Eagleton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Limits of Enlightenment -- 2.Idealists -- 3.Romantics -- 4.The Crisis of Culture -- 5.The Death of God -- 6.Modernism and After
Control code
000052228464
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780300203998
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Culture and the death of God, Terry Eagleton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Limits of Enlightenment -- 2.Idealists -- 3.Romantics -- 4.The Crisis of Culture -- 5.The Death of God -- 6.Modernism and After
Control code
000052228464
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780300203998
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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