UPC 9780521398299 Secularization Of The European Mind
ISBN 9780521398299 - Secularization Of The European Mind
ISBN 9780521398299 Secularization Of The European Mind
The declining hold of the Church and its doctrines on European society represents a major shift in Western life and thought. Owen Chadwick's lectures on the secularization of the European mind trace this movement in the 19th century, identifying and exploring both the social and the intellectual aspects of this momentous change. The rise of technology, the growth of big cities and a cheap press take their place alongside evolutionary science and Marxism in this analysis of the erosion of the Church's power. Woven into its discussion are brief studies of familiar major thinkers, including Marx, Darwin, Mill and Comte.