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The Resource Culture and the death of God, Terry Eagleton

Culture and the death of God, Terry Eagleton

Label
Culture and the death of God
Title
Culture and the death of God
Statement of responsibility
Terry Eagleton
Creator
Subject
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." -- Publisher's description
  • 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{u2019}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{u2019}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 --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eagleton, Terry
Dewey number
200
Index
index present
LC call number
BL98
LC item number
.E24 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • God
  • Enlightenment
  • Religion and culture
  • Religion
  • Aufklärung
  • Gott
Label
Culture and the death of God, Terry Eagleton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
861677235
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780300203998
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013041989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861677235
Label
Culture and the death of God, Terry Eagleton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
861677235
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780300203998
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013041989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861677235

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