By Jeff Bergner

How did we develop into a tradition of unbridled egoism? and the way does our tradition of the self, with its day-by-day demands self-expression and self-transformation, co-exist with our international of contemporary technology and its implicit determinism?

This essay deals a brand new and strikingly unique interpretation of Western inspiration. It explores the "metaphysics of Moses" within the Torah, the Greek suggestion of soul and the significance of the physique in ancient church Christianity. modern day traditional wisdom--that modernity is based in materialism and that theology presents an antidote--is precisely backwards; early glossy philosophy completely rejected the physicality of Christianity in desire of guy as basically brain, and German idealist philosophy reworked guy as primarily brain into latest guy of ego. in doing so, it additionally proven a foundation for contemporary medical determinism rooted in human intentions.

The essay is sweeping in scope--yet understated, based and humane. It deals a lot wanted counsel for a way to reside a considerate, even noble lifestyles in modern world.

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