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Landscapes of the soul : the loss of moral meaning in American life

Author: Douglas V Porpora
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Almost all Americans believe in God. But, the author shows, this belief has little impact on their lives. He finds them unable to see any meaning in life, lacking any heroes, and without a compelling moral vision.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Porpora, Douglas V.
Landscapes of the soul.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00061125
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas V Porpora
ISBN: 9780195134919 0195134915 0195169441 9780195169447
OCLC Number: 560568792
Description: 1 online resource (x, 353 pages)
Responsibility: Douglas V. Porpora.

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Almost all Americans believe in God. But, shows Porpora, this belief has little impact on their lives. Quoting extensively from in-depth interviews with a cross-section of Americans, he finds them  Read more...

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"Landscapes of the Soul updates and extends the work of Habits of the Heart. With rare lucidity, Porpora deftly interweaves his subjects' narratives with a realist theoretical analysis in an Read more...

 
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