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Faith Challenges Culture

A Reflection of the Dynamics of Modernity

Faith Challenges Culture

A Reflection of the Dynamics of Modernity

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Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781793640185
Number of Pages: 142
Published: 25/10/2021
Width: 16.2 cm
Height: 22.7 cm
The modern culture we live off and take for granted is an elevated, sophisticated one, containing a great variety of precious anthropological insights and strengths, with a surprising adaptability and openness to absorb, to clarify and to unite. However, in the present moment it comes across, in many cases, as a culture detached from the faith that gave life to it in the first place, and without which it may simply not survive. In fact it has become, of late, a fragile culture, a culture less and less capable of adapting and absorbing and uniting. This may be seen in the way many aspects of modern culture and public life have fallen into a pathology of rationalism, individualism, inequality, discord, ingratitude. This may be seen in our attempt to live in isolation from our fellow humans, unwilling to recognize the world we live in and the privileges we enjoy as God's gifts. Faith Challenges Culture: A Reflection of the Dynamics of Modernity describes the process in two directions: how culture challenges faith to provide answers that have not been previously given, and how faith challenges culture not only by showing modern culture's fragility and ambivalence, but also by posing new questions.

Paul O'Callaghan

Paul O'Callaghan is full professor of theological anthropology at Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

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