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The Resource This life : secular faith and spiritual freedom, Martin Hägglund

This life : secular faith and spiritual freedom, Martin Hägglund

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This life : secular faith and spiritual freedom
Title
This life
Title remainder
secular faith and spiritual freedom
Statement of responsibility
Martin Hägglund
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A profound, original, and accessible book that argues that a faith not in God or eternal life, but in the finite, temporal life we lead here on earth is one that gives that life far greater depth of meaning. A manifesto for a truly secular faith that speaks eloquently to both believers and agnostics alike. The philosopher and critic Martin Hägglund believes that we need a new way of thinking about faith. In contrast to the traditional religious faith in eternity, he proposes a secular faith in the value of living in time. He argues that the concept of an eternal heaven actually renders our mortal life meaningless since it assumes that our ultimate aims should be to escape it. Engaging writers and thinkers as diverse as C. S. Lewis, Kierkegaard, St. Augustine, Nietzsche, Martin Luther, and even Karl Ove Knausgaard, Hägglund provides not only a critique of religious ideals, but also a positive, alternative understanding of the beliefs and values that can motivate us to live lives of meaning in the here and now"--
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Hägglund, Martin
Dewey number
110
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finite, The
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Secularism
  • Faith
  • Finite, The
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Secularism
Label
This life : secular faith and spiritual freedom, Martin Hägglund
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [415]-423) 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
Faith -- Love -- Responsibility -- Natural and spiritual freedom -- The value of our finite time -- Democratic socialism -- Our only life
Control code
on1052904640
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9781101870402
Lccn
2018029429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
This life : secular faith and spiritual freedom, Martin Hägglund
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [415]-423) 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
Faith -- Love -- Responsibility -- Natural and spiritual freedom -- The value of our finite time -- Democratic socialism -- Our only life
Control code
on1052904640
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9781101870402
Lccn
2018029429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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