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Culture as the Denial of Creation

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157161
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835270 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195157168.003.0003
 Culture as the Denial of Creation

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The new science, as well as modern developments in culture such as urbanization, industrialization, technology, consumerism, and the philosophical “turn to the self,” have made it much more difficult for us to appreciate and live out the moral significance of creaturely life. The result is an imbalanced society and an abstract culture in which human ambitions are paramount and the existence of God, though not necessarily denied, is irrelevant.

Keywords: Modernity; Science; Agrarianism; Urbanization; Technology; Culture; Consumerism; God

Chapter.  16166 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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