Culture and Civilization Volume 4, Religion in the Shadows of Modernity

Heftet / 2012 / Engelsk

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2012
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Culture and Civilization Volume 4, Religion in the Shadows of Modernity

Heftet / 2012 / Engelsk
Debates on the meaning of religious belief in an advanced technological age have established the emergence of religion as a fact of daily life. The nineteenth-century imagery of "warfare" between science and religion is long dismissed. Emphasizing this fact of the continuing relevance and importance of religion as a driving force in contemporary life is the stunning emergence on the world scene of militant Muslim beliefs in a period of relatively inactive religious belief elsewhere. In this volume of Culture and Civilization, religion is examined in the context of post-modern societies. The collection of essays is divided by themes: religions, civilizations, cultures, and the history of ideas. The contributors William Donohue, Simon Kuznets, A. L. Kroeber, Greg Mills, Yoani Sanchez, Murray Weidenbaum, Andreas Herberg-Rothe, Daniel Bell, John W. Gardner, John Charles, and Liu Xiaobo's discuss a variety of topics, with titles including "The Catholic Church and Sexual Abuse," "Why is Africa Poor?," "Freedom and Exchange in Communist Cuba," and the "Economic Structure and the Life of the Jews." This volume concludes with a grouping of review essays on famous figures ranging from Crane Brinton and Herbert Spencer to Max Gluckman and Hannah Arendt. The volume as a whole projects a sense of the future and avoids hysteria about the past. The contributors have a sharp edge and speak in a critical voice to the dilemmas of the present world order.
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-The material in Culture & Civilization is constructed in a fascinating way. It also collectively transmits a vision that is at once profound and enlightening.- --Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh -Culture & Civilizationdoes serve to enliven things. It helps to spread a sense of our collective responsibility.- --Kenneth Minogue, London School of Economics "The material in Culture & Civilization is constructed in a fascinating way. It also collectively transmits a vision that is at once profound and enlightening." --Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh "Culture & Civilizationdoes serve to enliven things. It helps to spread a sense of our collective responsibility." --Kenneth Minogue, London School of Economics "The material in Culture & Civilization is constructed in a fascinating way. It also collectively transmits a vision that is at once profound and enlightening." --Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh "Culture & Civilizationdoes serve to enliven things. It helps to spread a sense of our collective responsibility." --Kenneth Minogue, London School of Economics"The material in Culture & Civilization is constructed in a fascinating way. It also collectively transmits a vision that is at once profound and enlightening."--Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh"Culture & Civilizationdoes serve to enliven things. It helps to spread a sense of our collective responsibility."--Kenneth Minogue, London School of Economics
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Irving Louis Horowitz (1929-2012) was Hannah Arendt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University. He was the founder and served as chairman of the board and editorial director of Transaction Publishers.
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ISBN13
9781412846219
Publisert
2012
Utgiver
Vendor
AldineTransaction
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
288
Vekt
476 gr
Høyde
254 mm
Bredde
178 mm
Se alle