9780226244853-0226244857-Man Made God: The Meaning of Life

Man Made God: The Meaning of Life

ISBN-13: 9780226244853
ISBN-10: 0226244857
Edition: 1st
Author: Ferry, Luc
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 172 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226244853
ISBN-10: 0226244857
Edition: 1st
Author: Ferry, Luc
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 172 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ferry, Luc wrote Man Made God: The Meaning of Life comprising 172 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226244857 and 9780226244853. Since then Man Made God: The Meaning of Life textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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What happens when the meaning of life based on a divine revelation no longer makes sense? Does the quest for transcendence end in the pursuit of material success and self-absorption?

Luc Ferry argues that modernity and the emergence of secular humanism in Europe since the eighteenth century have not killed the search for meaning and the sacred, or even the idea of God, but rather have transformed both through a dual process: the humanization of the divine and the divinization of the human. Ferry sees evidence for the first of these in the Catholic Church's attempts to counter the growing rejection of dogmatism and to translate the religious tradition into contemporary language. The second he traces to the birth of modern love and humanitarianism, both of which demand a concern for others and even self-sacrifice in defense of values that transcend life itself. Ferry concludes with a powerful statement in favor of what he calls "transcendental humanism"—a concept that for the first time in human history gives us access to a genuine spirituality rooted in human beings instead of the divine.

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