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This provocative meditation on the turn of the millennium explores the significance that a celebration of Christ's birth can have beyond the Christian community.

Writing from the perspective of Christian philosophy, David Walsh ponders the emergence of modern civilization from the medieval Christian past, concluding that Christian theology grounds the dominant ideas of modern society. He professes the importance and promise of Christianity while rejecting the Gnosticism, advocated by Harold Bloom and others, that places the divine within the self.

Affirming Christ's place at the heart of civilization, Walsh argues that the Christian faith has relevance beyond its own boundaries for all traditions that find their common ground in reason. This contemplative book asserts that the Christian millennial jubilee has meaning for all and that it points the way toward the fullness of life in this world as well as in eternity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. 1. The Christian Enlargement of Reason
  2. pp. 29-66
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  1. 2. The Schizophrenia of the Modern World
  2. pp. 67-110
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  1. 3. Christianity as the Limit of Differentiation
  2. pp. 111-150
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  1. 4. Common Center of a Pluralist World
  2. pp. 151-192
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  1. 5. Christ as the Heart of Civilization
  2. pp. 193-232
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 233-242
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781589014701
Related ISBN
9780878407491
MARC Record
OCLC
1017690450
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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