Dec. 3 – Alan Jacobs – Year of our Lord 1943 [Advent Calendar]

The Englewood Review of Books
Best Books of 2018
Advent Calendar
December 3

 

The Year of Our Lord 1943:
Christian Humanism
in an Age of Crisis

Alan Jacobs

Hardback: Oxford UP, 2018
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Alan Jacobs has written a brilliant contribution to the study of modern Christian thought. By focusing on a single pivotal year during the Second World War, he traces the reactions of a stellar group of Christian thinkers to the ethical and spiritual crises of the age, and how they saw the prospects for building a new Christian civilization in the postwar era. The discussions of individual thinkers are impressive enough, but the conspectus approach allows us to comprehend the critical issues with special clarity. In its innovative structure, the book offers an exemplary model for the writing of intellectual history.


 

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with Jacobs about this book…

 

 

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