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Modernity : Christianity's estranged child reconstructed

Author: John Thornhill
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Modern Western Culture is in crisis. Advocates of the emerging "postmodernist" outlook argue that modernity's project is flawed and should be abandoned. In this intellectual treatise, John Thornhill challenges the postmodern critique, arguing that modernity, rightly reconceived, retains the rational force to carry contemporary society forward in the new millennium."--BOOK JACKET.
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Thornhill, John, 1929-
Modernity.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2000
(OCoLC)606308559
Online version:
Thornhill, John, 1929-
Modernity.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2000
(OCoLC)608479509
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Thornhill
ISBN: 0802846947 9780802846945
OCLC Number: 43296882
Description: x, 240 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The interpretation of modernity as an ideological movement --
The inspiration of modernity : our western traditions' quest for understanding and excellence --
The uncertainties of an ideology which calls its own propositions into question --
Without wisdom a culture disintegrates --
Modernity's "affirmation of the ordinary" and today's mass culture --
existential truth, narrative and modernity's "turn to the subject" --
The "free society" of modernity and the consolidation of what it has achieved --
"Witness," the only adequate medium of existential truth --
Today's comprehensive context more adequately discloses the implications of the Judeo-Christian "differentiation of consciousness" --
The authentic role of Catholicism : providing a home for existential truth in all its forms --
Appendix : Aquinas on understanding that is aware of itself.
Responsibility: John Thornhill.

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"Modern Western Culture is in crisis. Advocates of the emerging "postmodernist" outlook argue that modernity's project is flawed and should be abandoned. In this intellectual treatise, John Thornhill challenges the postmodern critique, arguing that modernity, rightly reconceived, retains the rational force to carry contemporary society forward in the new millennium."--BOOK JACKET.

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