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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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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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