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Dionysus, Christ, and the Death of God, Volume 2, 2: Christianity and Modernity

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by Giuseppe Fornari

    • Author

      Giuseppe Fornari

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Michigan State University Press

    • Published

      November 2020

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    Dionysus, Christ, and the Death of God, Volume 2, 2: Christianity and Modernity

    Today's Price £38.27



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    This magisterial reflection on the history and destiny of the West compares Greco-Roman civilization and the Judeo-Christian tradition in order to understand what both unites and divides them. Mediation, understood as a collective, symbolic experience, gives society unity and meaning, putting human beings in contact with a universal object known as the world or reality. But unity has a price: the very force that enables peaceful coexistence also makes us prone to conflict. As a result, in order to find a common point of convergence--of at-one-ment--someone must be sacrificed. Sacrifice, then, is the historical pillar of mediation. It was endorsed in a cosmic-religious sense in antiquity and rejected for ethical reasons in modernity, where the Judeo-Christian tradition plays an intermediate role in condemning sacrificial violence as such, while accepting sacrifice as a voluntary act offered to save other human beings. Today, as we face the collapse of all shared mediations, this intermediating solution offers a way out of our moral and cultural plight.

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    • Author

      Giuseppe Fornari

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Michigan State University Press

    • Published

      November 2020

    • Weight

      750g

    • Dimensions

      153 x 229 x 41 mm

    • ISBN

      9781611863574

    • ISBN-10

      1611863570

    • Eden Code

      5122821

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    • Author/Creator: Giuseppe Fornari

    • ISBN: 9781611863574

    • Publisher: Michigan State University Press

    • Release Date: November 2020

    • Weight: 750g

    • Dimensions: 153 x 229 x 41 mm

    • Eden Code: 5122821


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