Four Cultures of the West / Edition 1

Four Cultures of the West / Edition 1

by John W. O'Malley
     
 

The workings of Western intelligence in our day--whether in politics or the arts, in the humanities or the church--are as troubling as they are mysterious, leading to the questions: Where are we going? What in the world were we thinking? By exploring the history of four "cultures" so deeply embedded in Western history that we rarely see their instrumental role in… See more details below

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The workings of Western intelligence in our day--whether in politics or the arts, in the humanities or the church--are as troubling as they are mysterious, leading to the questions: Where are we going? What in the world were we thinking? By exploring the history of four "cultures" so deeply embedded in Western history that we rarely see their instrumental role in politics, religion, education, and the arts, this timely book provides a broad framework for addressing these questions in a fresh way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674021037
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
743,580
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : Athens and Jerusalem1
Culture 1Prophecy and reform37
Culture 2The academy and the professions77
Culture 3Poetry, rhetoric, and the common good127
Culture 4Art and performance179
Epilogue : the book of our experience235

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