Socrates and Jesus: The Dialogue that Shaped Western Civilization

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Algora Publishing, 2009 - Philosophy - 210 pages
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This book argues that the uniquely dynamic and propulsive character of Western Civilization, for better and worse, has been generated by a creative argument between the Socratic Greek rationalist tradition and the Judeo?Christian tradition best personified by Jesus.
 

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Contents

SocrateS and JeSuS
1
the SocrateS legend
23
theJeSuS legend
51
SocrateS and JeSuS fight for the roman empire
73
SocrateS and JeSuS in the middle ageS
91
SocrateS JeSuS and the renaiSSance
105
the reSurgence of agape during the proteStant reformation
115
the enlightenment
123
romanticiSm
139
the tWentieth century
151
concluSion
173
afterWord
183
bibliography
193
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Linda M. McJannet (Waltham, MA) is a professor at Bentley College

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