Broken Glass - the Crisis of Faith in Western Civilization in the Progress Ethos Matt Buttsworth

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Published: December 12th 2012

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Broken Glass - the Crisis of Faith in Western Civilization in the Progress Ethos  by  Matt Buttsworth

Broken Glass - the Crisis of Faith in Western Civilization in the Progress Ethos by Matt Buttsworth
December 12th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 22 pages | ISBN: | 4.54 Mb

Broken Glass is a piercing analysis by Dr Matt Buttsworth of the origins and nature of the crisis of faith in the Progress Ethos gripping Western civilisation. He traces its origins from the battlefields of the Somme and the extermination camps ofMoreBroken Glass is a piercing analysis by Dr Matt Buttsworth of the origins and nature of the crisis of faith in the Progress Ethos gripping Western civilisation. He traces its origins from the battlefields of the Somme and the extermination camps of the Nazis to the mushroom cloud of Hiroshima arguing that after such events it is impossible to believe that man is good, with the image of man the discover being replaced by the image of man, the destroyer of worlds.

The consequences of this loss of faith for Western civilisation have been profound leading to a loss of faith in the ideal of excellence and in the cannon with the ideal of excellence being replaced be mediocrity and anti-intellectualism.It is a thought provoking and profound analysis which must be read by anyone interested in the profound and destructive mutation of Western civilisation away from the ideals of the Enlightenment.



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