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The Disenchantment of the world: a political history of religion

Author: Gauchet, Marcel Series: New French thought Publisher: Princeton University Press, 1997.Language: EnglishDescription: 228 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0691029377Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print BL60 .G38 1997
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Disenchantment of the World A Political History of Religion Contents Foreword by Charles Taylor Ix Introduction 3 Part One: THE METAMORPHOSES OF THE DIVINE THE ORIGIN, MEANING, AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE RELIGIOUS The Historicity of the Religious CHAPTER 1 21 Primeval Religion or the Reign of the Absolute Past CHAPTER 2 23 The State as Sacral Transforming Agent Hierarchy Domination Conquest The Axial Age CHAPTER 3 33 37 39 41 43 The Dynamics of Transcendence Distancing God and Understanding the World Divine Greatness, Human Liberty From Myth to Reason From Dependence to Autonomy CHAPTER 4 47 51 57 62 64 67 68 70 72 74 From Immersion in Nature to Transforming Nature Indebtedness to the Gods, the Inter-Human Bond, and the Relation to Things THE POLITICAL MACHINE THE VITALITY OF CHANGE The Other World and Appropriating This World Vi CONTENTS Heaven and Earth: Christianity's Specificity ORTHODOXY AND HERESY INCARNATION AND INTERPRETATION PRAYER AND WORK 76 79 81 84 86 87 88 92 94 The Structure of Terrestrial Integrity THE CROWDED WORLD COLLECTIVE PERMANENCE PEACE HOMO OECONOMICUS Part Two: THE APOGEE AND DEATH OF GOD CHRISTIANITY AND WESTERN DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER 5 The Powers of the Divine Subject A Religion for Departing from Religion Israel: Inventing God-as-One MOSES: DOMINATING DOMINATION THE COVENANT AND TRIAL BY ADVERSITY THE PROPHETS 101 101 107 108 109 110 115 115 117 118 124 125 Jesus: The God-Man MESSIANISM THE SECOND MOSES AN INVERTED MESSIAH SAINT PAUL: THE UNIVERSAL GOD CHRISTOLOGY CONQUERING THE CONQUERORS 127 130 144 151 The Christian Revolution: Faith, Church, King The Creeks: The Religion of Reason The Turn toward Equality CHAPTER 6 Figures of the Human Subject Being-a-Self Consciousness, the Unconscious Collective-Being: Governing the Future FROM SUBJUGATED SOCIETY TO SOCIAL-SUBJECT THE AGE OF IDEOLOGY THE CHILD AND THE FUTURE BUREAUCRACY, DEMOCRACY THE POWER OF THE IDENTICAL AND THE SOCIETY OF THE NEW 162 166 172 173 176 179 180 185 CONTENTS VII Living-with-Ourselves: Absorbing the Other POLITICAL CONFLICT THE SEPARATION OF THE STATE 190 191 195 200 The Religious after Religion Notes Bibliography Index 209 221 225

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