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Meaning in History : The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History - 57 edition

Meaning in History : The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History (ISBN10: 0226495558; ISBN13: 9780226495552)
ISBN13: 978-0226495552
ISBN10: 0226495558

Summary: Modern man sees with one eye of faith and one eye of reason. Consequently, his view of history is confused. For centuries, the history of the Western world has been viewed from the Christian or classical standpoint--from a deep faith in the Kingdom of God or a belief in recurrent and eternal life-cycles. The modern mind, however, is ''neither Christian ''nor pagan--and its interpretations of history are Christian in derivation and anti-Christian in result. To develop this theory, Kar
l L� 6with--beginning with the more accessible philosophies of history in the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries and working back to the Bible--analyzes the writings of outstanding historians both in antiquity and in Christian times. ''A book of distinction and great importance. . . . The author is a master of philosophical interpretation, and each of his terse and substantial chapters has the balance of a work of art.''--Helmut Kuhn, ''Journal of Philosophy
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Summary: Modern man sees with one eye of faith and one eye of reason. Consequently, his view of history is confused. For centuries, the history of the Western world has been viewed from the Christian or classical standpoint--from a deep faith in the Kingdom of God or a belief in recurrent and eternal life-cycles. The modern mind, however, is ''neither Christian ''nor pagan--and its interpretations of history are Christian in derivation and anti-Christian in result. To develop this theory, Karl L� 6with--beginning with the more accessible philosophies of history in the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries and working back to the Bible--analyzes the writings of outstanding historians both in antiquity and in Christian times. ''A book of distinction and great importance. . . . The author is a master of philosophical interpretation, and each of his terse and substantial chapters has the balance of a work of art.''--Helmut Kuhn, ''Journal of Philosophy ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 57
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 06/01/1957
International: No

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