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The Resource Truth or death : the quest for immotality in the western narrative tradition, Thierry Hentsch ; translated by Fred A. Reed

Truth or death : the quest for immotality in the western narrative tradition, Thierry Hentsch ; translated by Fred A. Reed

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Truth or death : the quest for immotality in the western narrative tradition
Title
Truth or death
Title remainder
the quest for immotality in the western narrative tradition
Statement of responsibility
Thierry Hentsch ; translated by Fred A. Reed
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In the tradition of James Frazer, Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, Thierry Hentsch retells, with new urgency and a keen critical eye, "the story of the West" that shapes our perception of the world. Yet, "the story of the West" does not exist. Only a reading of its most seminal texts - from Ulysses to Hamlet, from the Torah to the Gospels, from Plato to Descartes - can bring it alive." "His tale turns on a startling discovery: The Christian message of immortality is conditional. To overcome death - the touchstone of the human condition - the believer must accept the Truth of salvation. Western civilization, by replacing God with technoscience, offers the universal promise that salvation may now be gained on earth. Yet, as a condition, it would impose its own absolute morality on the world. Truth or Death: the Biblical injunction is ours as well."--Jacket
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NLC
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1944-
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Hentsch, Thierry
Dewey number
809/.93353
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1939-
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Reed, Fred A.
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  • Religion and literature
  • Death in literature
  • Truth in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Comparative literature
Label
Truth or death : the quest for immotality in the western narrative tradition, Thierry Hentsch ; translated by Fred A. Reed
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Raconter et mourir
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55681532
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780889225091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Truth or death : the quest for immotality in the western narrative tradition, Thierry Hentsch ; translated by Fred A. Reed
Publication
Note
Translation of: Raconter et mourir
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55681532
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780889225091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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