Hellenism, Modernism, and the Myth of Decadence

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Univ of New York Press
Reading both philosophical and theological texts, this book presents an argument against nostalgia: against the myth of a Golden Age, against the posture that sees "modernity" as a problem to be solved.

Book News
Nostalgia is Ruprecht's (religion and classics, Emory U.) theme, and he challenges the popular view of classical Greece as a high water mark of moral integrity from which the modern world has fallen. He discusses modern thought after Nietzsche, Greek philosophical texts and modern commentary on them, and theological analysis. He ends by arguing that a post-modern future utopia is as seductive and as illusionary as any from the classical past. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780585043319
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 260 p.) : ill.,1 map


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