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Four Cultures of the West

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ISBN 9780674021037

Publication Date: 04/30/2006

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272 pages

Belknap Press

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  • Introduction: Athens and Jerusalem
  • Culture I: Prophecy and Reform
  • Culture II: The Academy and the Professions
  • Culture III: Poetry, Rhetoric, and the Common Good
  • Culture IV: Art and Performance
  • Epilogue: The Book of Our Experience
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2005 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, History Category
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