The Listening Heart

The Listening Heart

Vocation and the Crisis of Modern Culture

Book - 2006
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A culture built upon the ideology of individual choice will be culture of alienation, loneliness, and violence. In a provocative new book, A. J. Conyers shows that Western culture was once informed by a sense of vocation, that men understood life as a response to a call from outside and above themselves. Beginning in the sixteenth century, however, the sense of vocation began to fade, to be replaced by the modern celebration of the unfettered human will. In such a society, Conyers argues, where relations among men are based on force, true community is impossible. The idea of vocation is of central
Publisher: Dallas : Spence Pub. Co., 2006.
ISBN: 9781890626686
1890626686
Branch Call Number: 248.4
BV4740 .C66 2006x
248.4 C769Li 22
Characteristics: xiv, 217 p. ; 24 cm.

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