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Description - Time Exposure by Professor Richard K. Fenn

This work 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 an 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 Details

ISBN: 9780195139532
ISBN-10: 0195139534
Format: Hardback
(218mm x 148mm x 18mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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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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