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European self-reflection between politics and religion [electronic resource] : the crisis of Europe in the 20th century /
edited by Lars K. Bruun, Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen; Karl Christian Lammers, Senior Lecturer, The Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen; Gert Sørensen, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, German and Romance Studies, University of Copenhagen.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
x, 247 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781137308283 (hardback)
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Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
9781137308283 (hardback)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- PART I: CONTESTING EUROPEAN IDENTITIES. FASCISM AND THE CHALLENGES FROM WITHIN -- 1. Italian Intellectuals and the European View. Croce, Nitti and Chabod between Dictatorship and Democracy; G. Sørensen -- 2. Europe between Democracy and Fascism:Hermann Heller on Fascism as Threat to Europe and Democracy as a Community of Values; K. C. Lammers -- 3. Reconstruction or Decline? The Concept of Europe and its Political Implications in the Works of Ernst Troeltsch and Oswald Spengler; A. Paulsen -- 4. A Long and Winding Road: An International Perspective on the Fall and Rise of Democracy in Spain in the 20th Century; M. Heiberg -- PART II: RENEGOTIATING THE RELIGIOUS-SECULAR DIVIDE -- 5. Theology as Language of Crisis: Karl Barth's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans; D. Korsch -- 6. Martin Heidegger - A Protestant Church Father of the 20th Century? The Early Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religion and the Crisis of Western Culture; L. K. Bruun -- 7. The Heritage from Athens and Galilee: Secular Democracy as a Lutheran Response to the European Crisis; T. Reeh -- 8. Religion and Secular Modernity: A Historical Perspective on the Ratzinger-Habermas Dialogue; J. Jensen -- PART III: POST-WAR REINTERPRETATION OF EUROPEAN HERITAGE -- 9. A Post-Post-Liberal Order:How Western Europe Emerged from its Thirty-Year Crisis; J. Müller -- 10. Bombing Beyond Democracy: Remembering the Ruins of Europe; B.Hoffmann -- 11. Reinterpreting the European Heritage since 1989; G. Delanty -- Index.
abstract
"Building on the German cultural analyst Siegfried Kracauer, the Italian microhistorian Carlo Ginzburg took up the idea of working with various optical perspectives - from close ups to long shots. Employing this differentiated approach to cultural studies, the book suggests a fresh approach to the intertwining of political and religious agonies in the period 1914-1991. In fact, the long 'European civil war' - with two world wars and a cold war - marked a paradigm shift decisively changing Europe's attitudes and ways of relating to the world. What characterises Europe is that far from being formed by a one-track development of progress and emancipation, it has followed several tracks or fault lines, creating a number of dualities and contrasts in the European self-perception such as those between secularisation and religion, and between democratic and authoritarian forms of government. The present book seeks to clarify how the 'European civil war' arose, revolving, as it did, round the fundamental question: what should Europe be?"--
catalogue key
12026644
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Lars K. Bruun works primarily with the rise of Christianity and its influence on Western culture in general. He has published on Nietzsche and Heidegger as interpreters of Pauline Christianity and on Protestantism in the USA from the Founding Fathers to the rise of fundamentalism in the twentieth century. Karl Christian Lammers works primarily with German contemporary history, especially the history of Nazism and the two German states after 1945. He also works with European history in the twentieth century. Gert Srensen works within the broader field of Italian Studies, taking up the questions not only of how Italian cultural identities were formed during the centuries from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the building of the Italian Nation-State in the nineteenth century, Mussolini's Fascism and further on to the First Democratic Republic after the Second World War, and the Berlusconi period, but also of how to theoretically grasp this sort of compact and discontinuous history of an important part of Europe.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This collection of essays suggests new ways of looking at the intertwining of political and religious agonies in the period 1914-1991. The long 'European civil war' revealed that Europe, far from being formed by a one-track progression, has followed several tracks or fault lines, leading to a number of contrasts in European self-perception.
Description for Bookstore
Employing an approach of close ups and long shots, this book suggests new ways of looking at the intertwining of political and religious agonies in the period 1914-1991
Long Description
Building on the German cultural analyst Siegfried Kracauer, the Italian microhistorian Carlo Ginzburg took up the idea of working with various optical perspectives from close ups to long shots. Employing this differentiated approach to cultural studies, the book suggests a fresh approach to the intertwining of political and religious agonies in the period 1914-1991. In fact, the long 'European civil war' with two world wars and a cold war marked a paradigm shift decisively changing Europe's attitudes and ways of relating to the world. What characterises Europe is that far from being formed by a one-track development of progress and emancipation, it has followed several tracks or fault lines, creating a number of dualities and contrasts in the European self-perception such as those between secularisation and religion, and between democratic and authoritarian forms of government. The present book seeks to clarify how the 'European civil war' arose, revolving, as it did, round the fundamental question: what should Europe be?
Main Description
Building on the German cultural analyst Siegfried Kracauer, the Italian microhistorian Carlo Ginzburg took up the idea of working with various optical perspectives - from close ups to long shots. Employing this differentiated approach to cultural studies, the book suggests a fresh approach to the intertwining of political and religious agonies in the period 1914-1991. In fact, the long 'European civil war' - with two world wars and a cold war - marked a paradigm shift decisively changing Europe's attitudes and ways of relating to the world. What characterises Europe is that far from being formed by a one-track development of progress and emancipation, it has followed several tracks or fault lines, creating a number of dualities and contrasts in the European self-perception such as those between secularisation and religion, and between democratic and authoritarian forms of government. The present book seeks to clarify how the 'European civil war' arose, revolving,as it did, round the fundamental question: what should Europe be?
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. vii
Notes on Contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Contesting European Identities: Fascism and the Challenges from within
Italian Intellectuals and the European View: Croce, Nitti and Chabod between Dictatorship and Democracyp. 25
Europe between Democracy and Fascism: Hermann Heller on Fascism as a Threat to Europe and Democracy as a Community of Valuesp. 44
Reconstruction or Decline? The Concept of Europe and Its Political Implications in the Works of Ernst Troeltsch and Oswald Spenglerp. 58
A Long and Winding Road: An International Perspective on the Fall and Rise of Democracy in Spain in the Twentieth Centuryp. 80
Renegotiating the Religious-Secular Divide
Theology as Language of Crisis: Karl Barth's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romansp. 95
Martin Heidegger - A Protestant Church Father of the Twentieth Century? The Early Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religion and the Crisis of Western Culturep. 112
The Heritage from Athens and Galilee: Secular Democracy as a Lutheran Response to the European Crisisp. 138
Religion and Secular Modernity: A Historical Perspective on the Ratzinger-Habermas Encounter, 19 January 2004p. 158
Post-War Reinterpretation of European Heritage
A Post-Post-Liberal Order: How Western Europe Emerged from Its Thirty-Year Crisisp. 193
Bombing beyond Democracy: Remembering the Ruins of Europep. 213
Reinterpreting the European Heritage since 1989: Culture as a Conflict of Interpretationsp. 227
Index of Namesp. 246
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