10.07.2018
e-Books
1 Comment

On the Sacred [PDF]

by Gordon Lynch
Progressive, modern societies hold the promise of the triumph of reason and the banishing of primitive, religious impulses to a by-gone age. If this statement is orthodoxy to much of Western liberal thought, then Gordon Lynch's On the Sacred is heresy. Challenging the myth of the idealized rational society, Lynch argues that emotionally-charged forms of the sacred remain an inevitable foundation of social life. Modernity has not rid us of the sacred, but merely presented us with new sacred forms focused around humanity, nature and the nation. Drawing on examples from the changing status of the British monarchy, the growing influence of humanitarian NGOs and moral justifications for the invasion of Iraq, On the Sacred presents a compelling account of what the sacred is and why it still matters for us today. By the end of the book, Lynch calls us to a new understanding of our moments of deep moral certainty, challenging us to think about the harm we do in the name of what we call sacred.
[PDF] On the Sacred download

Book info

Title
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Author
PublisherAcumen Publishing
File size6.9 Mb
Release date 03.10.2012
ISBN9781844655342
Pages count192
Book rating0.7 (0 votes)
 rate rate rate rate rate

Other Formats

1 comment

1. Persia Emily | 10.07.2018 17:33

avatar avatar_frame

Thank you! Great book!

Post your comments


©2009-2016 Rel books. All rights reserved.