The End of Time: Religion, Ritual, and the Forging of the Soul Richard K. Fenn

ISBN: 9780281049943

Published: July 1st 1997

Hardcover

250 pages


Description

The End of Time: Religion, Ritual, and the Forging of the Soul  by  Richard K. Fenn

The End of Time: Religion, Ritual, and the Forging of the Soul by Richard K. Fenn
July 1st 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 250 pages | ISBN: 9780281049943 | 4.43 Mb

The End of Time is a highly original and topical study of how societies and individuals deal with the meaning and passage of time. Richard Fenn has a particular interest in time running out, in making up for lost time, and in what society -MoreThe End of Time is a highly original and topical study of how societies and individuals deal with the meaning and passage of time.

Richard Fenn has a particular interest in time running out, in making up for lost time, and in what society - invariably through ritual - may demand in such situations by way of sacrifice. Fenn makes the disturbing claim that temporal panic - the idea that time is short - leads to the exacerbation, in society, of fascist tendencies: fascist movements are the direct result of anxiety and panic about running out of time, and may have a lasting and disastrous effect on the communities which give rise to them.

The message of this book is that it is exceedingly dangerous for any society to run out of time. In the shadow of the millennium, at the end of the century, Fenn discusses what the ultimate end of time might signify. This exciting interdisciplinary work, written by a leading sociologist of religion writing at the height of his powers, will appeal to scholars of religion, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies alike.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "The End of Time: Religion, Ritual, and the Forging of the Soul":


pb-factory.com

©2012-2015 | DMCA | Contact us