Terry Eagleton


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in Salford, Manchester, England
February 22, 1943

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Widely regarded as England's most influential living literary critic & theorist, Dr Eagleton currently serves as Distinguished Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Lancaster & as Visiting Prof. at the Nat'l Univ. of Ireland, Galway. He was Thomas Warton Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Oxford ('92-01) & John Edward Taylor Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Manchester 'til '08. He returned to The Univ. of Notre Dame in the Fall '09 semester as Distinguished Visitor in the English Dep't.

He's written over 40 books, including Literary Theory: An Introduction ('83); The Ideology of the Aesthetic ('90) & The Illusions of Postmodernism ('96).
He delivered Yale's '08 Terry Lectures & gave a Gifford Lecture in 3/10, titled
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The Godless Gospel by Julian Baggini review – Jesus as a moral teacher

Christ without the supernatural ... reflections on a divisive preacher who speaks to our times but was no personal therapist

Not all Christians believe in God. Back in the 1960s, a cult of so-called religionless Christianity briefly thrived, along with people who called themselves Christian atheists. This meant that they accepted the moral teachings of Jesus, but rejected what they saw as the theol

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“After all, if you do not resist the apparently inevitable, you will never know how inevitable the inevitable was.”
Terry Eagleton, Why Marx Was Right

“A socialist is just someone who is unable to get over his or her astonishment that most people who have lived and died have spent lives of wretched, fruitless, unremitting toil.”
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“Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs.”
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