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The Christian Future or the Modern Mind Outrun

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Paperback, 248 pages
Published November 28th 1981 by Argo Books (first published November 1981)
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Douglas Wilson
Feb 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
A strange fellow.
Jackson Ford
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
ERH is one of the most unorthodox (in form) orthodox (in content) thinkers that I have ever interacted with. I’m in agreement with Peter Leithart’s assessment of ERH, as one of the most ‘anti-gnostic’ thinkers of the 20th century. Meaning is never detached from its place within time and space. In this particular volume, ERH looks towards the horizon of Christianity and imaginatively speculates about the evolution of our religion. He is a thrilling thinker, his books are a roller coaster of fresh ...more
Timothy Lawrence
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Jesus came not to negate life but to give it more abundantly. Christianity is not a decadent worship of death for its own sake, but the discovery that including death within life is the secret of the fullest life."

"Man as an animal organism lives forward from birth toward death, but, as a soul who knows beforehand that he will die, he molds his life looking backward from its end."

Definitely didn't fully understand this bizarre, fascinating book, but for the most part, I loved reading it. Rosens
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Leandro Lara
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rosenstock é um autor que consegue definir com precisão o conceito de ambivalência. É um traço marcante desse filósofo.

Neste livro, Rosenstock explica a importância da Cruz para realidade. Desenvolve a ideia de que o homem vive sob dois tempos e dois espaços simultaneamente. Ademais, deixa bem claro que o círculo é a eterna escravidão e que o homem moderno está preso nele.

Explica que Buda, Lao-Tsé e Abraão prepararam o terreno para Cristo fincar o futuro para além da vida mundana quando diz: “ E
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Adam Ross
Rosenstock-Huessy was a hidden genius. This book is focused on the idea of the future, and for Huessy there is no future without Christianity because Christianity creates the future. He argues that Christ was the first mature man of history, the peak of glory to which man has been growing, who burst into the middle of history and draws mankind up into His own maturity as a race, by the Spirit in the work of the Church. Lots of prophetic insight into our present moment from a book written in 1949 ...more
Troy Martin
Apr 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sociology, theology
Excellent and horrible in places. Social patterns of gospel. Very insightful view of - suburbans, Christian historical-typology, speech-thinking, death. Horrible view of church and his immediate future.
Aaron Cummings
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully insightful and deeply engaging. ERH saw connections that few others see, and his writing darts as quickly as his mind. To read ERH is to follow a genius at work.
Douglas Hayes
May 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful - Important - Inspiring and Powerful cultural analysis from a distinctly Christian perspective.

A must read!
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Rosenstock-Huessy defines life in a way no one else does.
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Eugen Rosenstock-Hüssy (July 6, 1888 – February 24, 1973) was a historian and social philosopher, whose work spanned the disciplines of history, theology, sociology, linguistics and beyond. Born in Berlin, Germany into a non-observant Jewish family, the son of a prosperous banker, he converted to Christianity in his late teens, and thereafter the interpretation and reinterpretation of Christianity ...more

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