Meaning in History The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History

ISBN-10: 0226495558
ISBN-13: 9780226495552
Edition: N/A
Authors: Karl L�with
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List price: $31.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1957
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 266
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Modern man sees with one eye of faith and one eye of reason. Consequently, his view of history is confused. For centuries, the history of the Western world has been viewed from the Christian or classical standpoint--from a deep faith in the Kingdom of God or a belief in recurrent and eternal life-cycles. The modern mind, however, is neither Christian nor pagan--and its interpretations of history are Christian in derivation and anti-Christian in result. To develop this theory, Karl Löwith--beginning with the more accessible philosophies of history in the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries and working back to the Bible--analyzes the writings of outstanding historians both in antiquity and in Christian times. "A book of distinction and great importance. . . . The author is a master of philosophical interpretation, and each of his terse and substantial chapters has the balance of a work of art."--Helmut Kuhn, Journal of Philosophy

Introduction
Burckhardt
Marx
Hegel
Progress versus Providence
Proudhon
Conte
Condorcet and Turgot
Voltaire
Vico
Boussuet
Joachim
Augustine
Orosius
The Biblical View of History
Conclusion
Epilogue
Appendix
Modern Transfigurations of Joachism
Nietzsche's Revival of the Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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