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Four cultures of the West

Author: John W O'Malley
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004. [2004] Ã#x83;Â#x82;Ã#x82;©2004
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"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 prophetic culture that proclaims the need for radical change in the structures of society (represented by, for example, Jeremiah, Martin Luther, and Martin Luther King, Jr.); the academic culture that seeks to understand those

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Malley, John W.
Four cultures of the West.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W O'Malley
ISBN: 0674014987 9780674014985 0674021037 9780674021037
OCLC Number: 1058005757
Notes: A version of this book was presented at the First Biennial Blessed Pope John XXII lecture series in Theology and Culture at the University of Notre Dame in 2002.
Awards: Nominated for Ralph Waldo Emerson Award 2005
Nominated for Pulitzer Prizes 2005
Nominated for John Gilmary Shea Prize 2005
Nominated for Bancroft Prize 2005
Nominated for Jacques Barzun Prize 2004
Nominated for Otto Grundler Book Prize 2006
Nominated for Mark Lynton History Prize 2005
Nominated for Hubert Morken Award 2005
Description: 261 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Athens and Jerusalem --
Culture 1. Prophecy and reform --
Culture 2. The academy and the professions --
Culture 3. Poetry, rhetoric, and the common good --
Culture 4. Art and performance --
Epilogue : the book of our experience.
Responsibility: John W. O'Malley.


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