TITLE

The Crisis of the West: Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the Imperative of Salvation

AUTHOR(S)
Johnston Jr., William E.
PUB. DATE
June 1990
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jun/Jul1990, Issue 4, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the situation on the fundamental crisis of the Western spirit. Suggestion that the recurring sense of crisis is in fact quite old in the West, that it is an ever-renewing version of the crisis of salvation evident most explosively in early Christianity and, derivatively, in the political philosophers of modernity, Machiavelli and Rousseau; Argument that the crisis of modernity is the Christian problem of salvation reinterpreted and transformed by the anti-Christian intellectual absorption, at the start of modernity, of salvation as the most serious political problem requiring solution, both in theory and practice; Significance of the redefinition on new grounds of an old imperative.
ACCESSION #
17725963

 

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