Updating Basket....

Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket
Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket

Decomposing Modernity

Ernest Becker's Images of Humanity at the End of an Age

Decomposing Modernity

Ernest Becker's Images of Humanity at the End of an Age

This item is available to order.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Hardback

£70.00

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761805366
Number of Pages: 114
Published: 12/02/1997
Width: 15.7 cm
Height: 23.5 cm
This book reads Ernest Becker both as a prophet of modernity and as a sensitive observer of its decline. Situated within the disciplinary approach of ^<'theology of culture,' the book discerns in dialogue with Becker the contours of modern vision in its depth-dimension. Taking note of Becker's works as a whole, it identifies the two master images of human existence-homo poeta and homo heroica-which articulate this dimension, situating them in scholarly debate and comparing and relating them to the contemporary situation. From the assertion of power over the world to powerlessness and resignation in the face of the world, Becker's vision discloses modernity as tragic. The work then retrieves Becker as a marginal figure for marginal times, ending with an assertion that renewal waits on the other side of letting go the vision of human dominance characterizing modernity. Co-published with the Institute for Christian Studies.

Stephen W. Martin

Stephen W. Martin is Coordinator of the Research Institute on Christianity in South Africa.

Friends Scheme

Our online book club offers discounts on hundreds of titles...