Rallying the Really Human Things
By (author) Vigen Guroian
Rallying the Really Human Things by Vigen Guroian
Book DescriptionFor Vigen Guroian, contemporary culture is distinguished by its relentless assault on the moral imagination. In the stories it tells us, in the way it has degraded courtship and sexualized our institutions of higher education, in the ever-more-radical doctrines of human rights it propounds, and in the way it threatens to remake human nature via biotechnology, contemporary culture conspires to deprive men and women of the kind of imagination that Edmund Burke claimed allowed us to raise our perception of our own human dignity, or to "cover the defects of our own naked shivering nature." In Rallying the Really Human Things, Guroian combines a theologian's keen sensitivity to the things of the spirit with his immersion in the works of Burke, Russell Kirk, G. K. Chesterton, Flannery O'Connor, St. John Chrysostom, and other exemplars of the religious humanist tradition to diagnose our cultural crisis. But he also points the way towards a culture more solicitous of the "really human things," the Chesterton phrase from which he takes his title. Guroian's wide-ranging analysis of these times provides a fresh and inimitable perspective on the practices and mores of contemporary life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781932236507
(216mm x 147mm x 20mm)
Imprint: ISI Books
Publisher: ISI Books
Publish Date: 15-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Vigen Guroian
Tending the Heart of Virtue, Paperback (January 2002)
Examining a wide range of children's stories, the author argues that they capture the meaning of morality through vivid depictions of the struggle between good and evil, in which characters must make choices between right and wrong, or heroes and villains contest the fate of imaginary worlds.
Life's Living Toward Dying, Paperback (May 1996)» View all books by Vigen Guroian
Responding to the current preoccupation with assisted suicide, the author discusses society's moral confusion over the meaning of death and gives a Christian alternative consistent with traditional ascription of value to human life.
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Author Biography - Vigen Guroian
Vigen Guroian is Professor of Theology at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Ethics after Christendom: Toward an Ecclesial Christian Ethic (Eerdmans Pub Co, 1994) and Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Imagination (Oxford University Press; New Ed edition, 2002).
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