Culture and the Death of God Paperback

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Culture and the Death of God

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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.

Culture and the Death of God by Terry Eagleton was published by Yale University Press in June 2015. The ISBN for Culture and the Death of God is 9780300212334.

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Details for Culture and the Death of God

Page last updated 10th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherYale University Press (June 2015)
Number of Pages248
Thickness18 mm
Height210 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4311724
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