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By Jeff Bergner

How did we turn 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 global of recent technology and its implicit determinism?

This essay bargains a brand new and strikingly unique interpretation of Western concept. It explores the "metaphysics of Moses" within the Torah, the Greek concept of soul and the significance of the physique in ancient church Christianity. ultra-modern traditional wisdom--that modernity is based in materialism and that theology offers 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 ultra-modern guy of ego. in doing so, it additionally tested a foundation for contemporary medical determinism rooted in human intentions.

The essay is sweeping in scope--yet understated, dependent and humane. It deals a lot wanted information for a way to stay a considerate, even noble lifestyles in present day world.

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