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Author Dupuy, Jean-Pierre, 1941- author

Title The mark of the sacred / Jean-Pierre Dupuy ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Cultural memory in the present
Cultural memory in the present.
Contents Prologue : the form of the sacred -- Imagining the end : a personal journey -- Science : a theology in spite of itself -- Religion : natural vs. supernatural -- Rationality and ritual : the Babylon lottery -- Justice and resentment : corruption of the best -- The nuclear menace : a new sacrament for humanity -- Epilogue : variations on vertigo
Summary Jean-Pierre Dupuy, prophet of what he calls ""enlightened doomsaying, "" has long warned that modern society is on a path to self-destruction. In this book, he pleads for a subversion of this crisis from within, arguing that it is our lopsided view of religion and reason that has set us on this course. In denial of our sacred origins and hubristically convinced of the powers of human reason, we cease to know our own limits: our disenchanted world leaves us defenseless against a headlong rush into the abyss of global warming, nuclear holocaust, and the other catastrophes that loom on our ho
Notes "Originally published in French under the title La marque du sacré."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Catastrophical, The.
Faith and reason.
Holy, The.
Religion and sociology.
Form Electronic book
Author DeBevoise, M. B., translator
ISBN 0804788456 (electronic bk.)
9780804788458 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Marque du sacré. English