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Four Cultures of the West

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ISBN-10: 0674021037

ISBN-13: 9780674021037

Edition: 2004 (Annotated)

Authors: John W. O'Malley

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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. The cultures considered here originated in the ancient world, took on Christian forms, and manifest themselves today in more secular ways. These are, as John W. O'Malley identifies them: the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

John W. O'Malley, S.J., is professor in the Department of Church History at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

Introduction: Athens and Jerusalem
Prophecy and Reform
The Academy and the Professions
Poetry, Rhetoric, and the Common Good
Art and Performance
Epilogue: The Book of Our Experience
Notes
Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Index