Two long essays: “The Idea of a Christian Society” on the direction of religious thought toward criticism of political and economic systems; and “Notes towards the Definition of Culture” on culture, its meaning, and the dangers threatening the legacy of the Western world.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He moved to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965.
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I use this for my undergraduate classes in Philosophy and the & Humanities. Eliot says the diverse contributors to advancement of major aspects of a culture are the primary determinates of its destiny, and must keep communication for the culture to grow. The major element at a mass level is the religious practices and attitudes of a culture. These articles bring together the main points of his message. When he received the Nobel prize for Literature he commented that Western culture had gone downhill steadily throughout the wars, but he hoped the future could be turned around.