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The Resource Reason, faith, and the struggle for western civilization, Samuel Gregg

Reason, faith, and the struggle for western civilization, Samuel Gregg

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Reason, faith, and the struggle for western civilization
Title
Reason, faith, and the struggle for western civilization
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Gregg
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The genius of Western civilization is its unique synthesis of reason and faith. But today that synthesis is under attack from the East by radical Islam (faith without reason) and from within the West itself by aggressive secularism (reason without faith). The stakes are incalculably high. The naïve and increasingly common assumption that reason and faith are incompatible is simply at odds with the facts of history. The revelation in the Hebrew Scriptures of a reasonable Creator imbued Judaism and Christianity with a conviction that the world is intelligible, leading to the flowering of reason and the invention of science in the West. It was no accident that the Enlightenment took place in the culture formed by the Jewish and Christian faiths.We can all see that faith without reason is benighted at best, fanatical and violent at worst. But too many forget that reason, stripped of faith, is subject to its own pathologies. A supposedly autonomous reason easily sinks into fanaticism, stifling dissent as bigoted and irrational and devouring the humane civilization fostered by the integration of reason and faith. The blood-soaked history of the twentieth century attests to the totalitarian forces unleashed by corrupted reason." -
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Amazon.com
Cataloging source
GO9
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1969-
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Gregg, Samuel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Western
  • Faith and reason
  • Reason
  • Religion and politics
  • Political science
Target audience
general
Label
Reason, faith, and the struggle for western civilization, Samuel Gregg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Index
  • The speech that shook the world
  • Making the West
  • Reason and its corruptions
  • Faiths of destruction
  • Authoritarian relativism, liberal religion, and jihadism
  • A way back
  • On Earth as in Heaven
  • Notes
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781621578024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1108873115
  • 3199904
Label
Reason, faith, and the struggle for western civilization, Samuel Gregg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Index
  • The speech that shook the world
  • Making the West
  • Reason and its corruptions
  • Faiths of destruction
  • Authoritarian relativism, liberal religion, and jihadism
  • A way back
  • On Earth as in Heaven
  • Notes
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781621578024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1108873115
  • 3199904

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