The Personal Experience of Time in Secular Societies
Edited by Professor Richard K. Fenn
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Time Exposure by Professor Richard K. Fenn
Book DescriptionIn this book, Richard Fenn looks at the way in which we experience time in secular societies. In Fenn's view, secularization is virtually synonymous with individualism. Although it is often the Church that decries modern individualism, he says, it is in fact the Church that created it, by its demystification of the universe, its insistence on individual self-discipline, and its intensification of individual responsibility for the use of time. The result was a profound change in the way in which time is experienced by the individual. Fenn offers a probing exploration of our modern experience of time, as expressed in such phrases as 'wasting time' and 'making up for lost time'. He is particularly interested in the idea and experience of waiting, which he believes to be a defining characteristic of modern life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195139532
(218mm x 148mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Professor Richard K. Fenn
Key Thinkers in the Sociology of Religion, Hardback (April 2009)
From the groundbreaking work of Max Weber, right up to that of contemporary writers such as Peter Berger and Niklas Luhmann, this volume is suitable for the student of sociology of religion. Charting the development of theory in this area, each chapter also looks at the life and work of an individual theorist.
Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion, Paperback (January 2003)
* Explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look at the beginning of the next millennium. * Traces the boundaries between sociology and other closely related disciplines, such as theology and social anthropology.
Beyond Idols, Hardback (June 2001)
This study attempts to articulate the nature of a secular society, describe its benefits, and suggest the conditions under which such a society could emerge. To become secular, argues Fenn, is to open oneself and one's society to a wide range of possibilities, some interesting, some dreadful.
Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion, Hardback (November 2000)» View all books by Professor Richard K. Fenn
Presented in three comprehensive parts, this volume explores the current status of the sociology of religion, and how it might look at the beginning of the next millennium.
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Author Biography - Professor Richard K. Fenn
Richard K. Fenn is Professor of Christianity and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary.
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