Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195134919
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834563 | DOI:

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Heroes are moral exemplars of the good who engage our moral passion. We seek to stand by and with our heroes because we form a personal identification with their moral cause. The empirical examination of this chapter indicates that with the loss of heroes and a heroic sensibility, there is a further desacralization of life, a disconnection from transcendental horizons.

Keywords: desacralization; heroes; heroic sensibility; moral cause; moral exemplars; moral passion; personal identification; transcendental horizons

Chapter.  13967 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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