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The Resource Transcendence and history : the search for ultimacy from ancient societies to postmodernity, Glenn Hughes

Transcendence and history : the search for ultimacy from ancient societies to postmodernity, Glenn Hughes

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Transcendence and history : the search for ultimacy from ancient societies to postmodernity
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Transcendence and history
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the search for ultimacy from ancient societies to postmodernity
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Glenn Hughes
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eng
Summary
"Transcendence and History is an analysis of what philosopher Eric Voegelin described as 2the decisive problem of philosophy3: the dilemma of the discovery of transcendent meaning and the impact of this discovery on human self-understanding. The explicit recognition and symbolization of transcendent meaning originally occurred in a few advanced civilizations worldwide during the first millennium ?.?.e. The world{u2019}s major religious and wisdom traditions are built upon the recognition of transcendent meaning, and our own cultural and linguistic heritage has long since absorbed the postcosmological division of reality into the two dimensions of 2transcendence3 and 2immanence.3 But the last three centuries in the West have seen a growing resistance to the idea of transcendent meaning; contemporary and 2postmodern3 interpretations of the human situation{u2014}both popular and intellectual{u2014}indicate a widespread eclipse of confidence in the truth of transcendence. In Transcendence and History, Glenn Hughes contributes to the understanding of transcendent meaning and the problems associated with it and assists in the philosophical recovery of the legitimacy of the notion of transcendence. Depending primarily on the treatments of transcendence found in the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan, Hughes explores the historical discovery of transcendent meaning and then examines what it indicates about the structure of history. Hughes{u2019}s main focus, however, is on clarifying the problem of transcendence in relation to historical existence. Addressing both layreaders and scholars, Hughes applies the insights and analyses of Voegelin and Lonergan to considerable advantage. Transcendence and History will be of particular value to those who have grappled with the notion of transcendence in the study of philosophy, comparative religion, political theory, history, philosophical anthropology, and art or poetry. By examining transcendent meaning as the key factor in the search for ultimate meaning from ancient societies to the present, the book demonstrates how 2the decisive problem of philosophy3 both illuminates and presents a vital challenge to contemporary intellectual discourse."--Publishers website
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1951-
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Hughes, Glenn
Dewey number
111/.6
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index present
LC call number
BD362
LC item number
.H84 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy
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  • Voegelin, Eric
  • Lonergan, Bernard J. F
  • Transcendence (Philosophy)
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Transcendence and history : the search for ultimacy from ancient societies to postmodernity, Glenn Hughes
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-229) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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51652919
Dimensions
24 cm
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xi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780826214768
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(alk. paper)
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2003002537
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Transcendence and history : the search for ultimacy from ancient societies to postmodernity, Glenn Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51652919
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780826214768
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003002537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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