The Resource The modern age, James V. Schall

The modern age, James V. Schall

Label
The modern age
Title
The modern age
Statement of responsibility
James V. Schall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • At its beginning, every age has been "modern." We speak of "pre-" and "post-" modern ages. We are likewise tempted to identify what is most up-to-date with what is true. But to he up-to-date is to be out-of-date. If we Find what is really true in any age, it will he true in all ages. This proposition is central to this hook
  • Moreover, what is true will appear in different guises, as will what is false. The "modern age" had often considered itself relativist, or secular, or skeptical. It strove to divest itself of its theological and metaphysical back-grounds, only to find that the central themes from this tradition recur again and again, most often under political or even scientific forms
  • This book proposes to "see" these classical and revelational roots within their modern forms. But we also find the proposition that what exists is only what we make. We find no "truth" but that of our own confection. When we find only our own "truth" however, we do not really find or know ourselves. We do not cause what it is to be ourselves in the first place. The central truth that the "Modern age" does not acknowledge is that its own existence along with that of the world itself is first a gift. When we see the "modern age" in this light we can again rediscover what we really are. Hopefully, we can choose and rejoice what we are intended to be in any age as the gift of being is something that transcends all ages even while dwelling within them. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schall, James V
Index
index present
LC call number
B72
LC item number
.S325 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Plato
  • Augustine
  • Plato
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Ethics
  • Theology
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Theology
Label
The modern age, James V. Schall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: on the nature of the "more" that is wanted -- Art and philosophy -- Why do we exist at all? -- The truth philosophers search for -- A Christian reading of the God of Abraham -- The brighter side of hell -- Judgment and modernity -- What is "politics"? -- Revelation and political philosophy -- Actual regimes -- Conclusion: the leisure to be still
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9781587315107
Isbn Type
(hardbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010027395
System control number
  • (OCoLC)491933082
  • (OCoLC)ocn491933082
Label
The modern age, James V. Schall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: on the nature of the "more" that is wanted -- Art and philosophy -- Why do we exist at all? -- The truth philosophers search for -- A Christian reading of the God of Abraham -- The brighter side of hell -- Judgment and modernity -- What is "politics"? -- Revelation and political philosophy -- Actual regimes -- Conclusion: the leisure to be still
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9781587315107
Isbn Type
(hardbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010027395
System control number
  • (OCoLC)491933082
  • (OCoLC)ocn491933082

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