The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisited

Isi Books (2008)
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_“Features pugnacious prose, expository skillfulness, transgressive wisdom, and mental verve.”_ _ —_The Weekly Standard__ _ __“A passionate, imaginative, richly detailed interpretation of the spiritual history of the modern West.” _ —__BookForum____ _ _Australian sociologist John Carroll turns received wisdom on its head in this brilliant, provocative, and sweeping book. Humanism is commonly credited with building Western civilization as we know it—bringing about democracy, universal rights, and prosperity. But Carroll argues that “the great five-hundred year Humanist experiment to found an entirely secular culture on earth” has been an abject failure.
Keywords Humanism History  Civilization, Western History  Religion and culture History
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Call number B778.C345 2010
ISBN(s) 1935191829   9781935191827
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