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Supper at Emmaus : great themes in Western culture and intellectual history, Glenn W. Olsen

Label
Supper at Emmaus : great themes in Western culture and intellectual history
Title
Supper at Emmaus
Title remainder
great themes in Western culture and intellectual history
Statement of responsibility
Glenn W. Olsen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1938-
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Olsen, Glenn W.
Dewey number
901
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D16.8
LC item number
.O555 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Augustine
  • History
  • Historiography
  • Civilization, Western
Label
Supper at Emmaus : great themes in Western culture and intellectual history, Glenn W. Olsen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-320) 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
"'Supper at Emmaus' traces important intellectual topics from the ancient world to the modern period. Generally, as in its treatment of the question of whether the long-standing contrast between cyclical and linear views of history is helpful, it introduces eminent thinkers who have considered the question. One focus of the author is the appearance and reappearance across the centuries of patterns used to organize temporal and cultural experience. After an opening essay on transcendental truth and cultural relativism, Glenn Olsen traces a distinction, common in historical writings during the past two centuries, between an alleged ancient, classical 'cyclic' view of time and history, used to describe the claimed repetitiveness of and similarities between historical events, and a contrasting Jewish-Christian linear view, sometimes described as providential in that it moves through a series of unique events to some end intended by God. In the latter, history is 'about something,' such as the education of the human race or the redemption of humankind. In each of the remaining essays, 'Supper at Emmaus' attempts to draw out the limitations of what the current consensus on this topic has become, including, for example, the current understanding of religious tolerance, humanism, natural law, and teleology. Some of the essays, such as those on the debate about Augustine's understanding of marriage or the concluding essay on the baroque city of Lecce, are published for the first time. Others are based on previously published contributions to the scholarly literature, although these chapters often conclude with a postscript that engages current scholarly debate on the subject." -- Dust jacket flap
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780813228945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951227252
  • (OCoLC)ocn951227252
Label
Supper at Emmaus : great themes in Western culture and intellectual history, Glenn W. Olsen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-320) 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
"'Supper at Emmaus' traces important intellectual topics from the ancient world to the modern period. Generally, as in its treatment of the question of whether the long-standing contrast between cyclical and linear views of history is helpful, it introduces eminent thinkers who have considered the question. One focus of the author is the appearance and reappearance across the centuries of patterns used to organize temporal and cultural experience. After an opening essay on transcendental truth and cultural relativism, Glenn Olsen traces a distinction, common in historical writings during the past two centuries, between an alleged ancient, classical 'cyclic' view of time and history, used to describe the claimed repetitiveness of and similarities between historical events, and a contrasting Jewish-Christian linear view, sometimes described as providential in that it moves through a series of unique events to some end intended by God. In the latter, history is 'about something,' such as the education of the human race or the redemption of humankind. In each of the remaining essays, 'Supper at Emmaus' attempts to draw out the limitations of what the current consensus on this topic has become, including, for example, the current understanding of religious tolerance, humanism, natural law, and teleology. Some of the essays, such as those on the debate about Augustine's understanding of marriage or the concluding essay on the baroque city of Lecce, are published for the first time. Others are based on previously published contributions to the scholarly literature, although these chapters often conclude with a postscript that engages current scholarly debate on the subject." -- Dust jacket flap
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780813228945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951227252
  • (OCoLC)ocn951227252

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