The Resource The year of our Lord 1943 : Christian humanism in an age of crisis, Alan Jacobs

The year of our Lord 1943 : Christian humanism in an age of crisis, Alan Jacobs

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The year of our Lord 1943 : Christian humanism in an age of crisis
Title
The year of our Lord 1943
Title remainder
Christian humanism in an age of crisis
Statement of responsibility
Alan Jacobs
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear that the Allies would win the Second World War. Around the same time, it also became increasingly clear to many Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic that the soon-to-be-victorious nations were not culturally or morally prepared for their success. A war won by technological superiority merely laid the groundwork for a post-war society governed by technocrats. These Christian intellectuals--Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and Simone Weil, among others-sought both to articulate a sober and reflective critique of their own culture and to outline a plan for the moral and spiritual regeneration of their countries in the post-war world. In this book, Alan Jacobs explores the poems, novels, essays, reviews, and lectures of these five central figures, in which they presented, with great imaginative energy and force, pictures of the very different paths now set before the Western democracies. Working mostly separately and in ignorance of one another's ideas, the five developed a strikingly consistent argument that the only means by which democratic societies could be prepared for their world-wide economic and political dominance was through a renewal of education that was grounded in a Christian understanding of the power and limitations of human beings. The Year of Our Lord 1943 is the first book to weave together the ideas of these five intellectuals and shows why, in a time of unprecedented total war, they all thought it vital to restore Christianity to a leading role in the renewal of the Western democracies."--Dust jacket
  • 1943. It was clear that the Allies would win the Second World War. It also became clear to many Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic that the soon-to-be-victorious nations were not culturally or morally prepared for their success. A war won by technological superiority merely laid the groundwork for a post-war society governed by technocrats. Christian intellectuals sought both to articulate a sober and reflective critique of their own culture and to outline a plan for the moral and spiritual regeneration of their countries in the post-war world. Jacobs explores the poems, novels, essays, reviews, and lectures of five central figures, in which they presented the very different paths now set before the Western democracies. -- adapted from jacket
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1958-
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Jacobs, Alan
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.H8
LC item number
J33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Christian humanism
  • Twentieth century
  • Twenty-first century
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The year of our Lord 1943 : Christian humanism in an age of crisis, Alan Jacobs
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-238) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The Casablanca Conference -- Dramatis Personae: September 1, 1939 -- "Prosper, O Lord, our righteous cause" -- The humanist inheritance -- Learning in war-time -- Demons -- Force -- Interlude: Other pilgrims, other paths -- The year of our Lord 1943 -- Approaching the end -- Afterword: Stunde null
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780190864651
Lccn
2018001911
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1008986570
  • (OCoLC)on1008986570
Label
The year of our Lord 1943 : Christian humanism in an age of crisis, Alan Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The Casablanca Conference -- Dramatis Personae: September 1, 1939 -- "Prosper, O Lord, our righteous cause" -- The humanist inheritance -- Learning in war-time -- Demons -- Force -- Interlude: Other pilgrims, other paths -- The year of our Lord 1943 -- Approaching the end -- Afterword: Stunde null
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780190864651
Lccn
2018001911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1008986570
  • (OCoLC)on1008986570

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