The Idea of a Christian Society



[Epub] ➞ The Idea of a Christian Society By T.S. Eliot – E17streets4all.co.uk Three lectureswith some revision and divisiondelivered in March atCorpus Christi college, Cambridge, on the Boutwood foundation Pref Three lectureswith of a PDF/EPUB ì some revision and divisiondelivered in MarchatCorpus Christi college, Cambridge, on the Boutwood foundation Pref.The Idea of a Christian Society

Thomas Stearns of a PDF/EPUB ì Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present day poetry He wrote the poems The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party and the essay Tradition and the Individual Talent Eliot was born an American, moved to the United Kingdom in at The Idea PDF/EPUB or the age of , and became a British subject in at the age of See also.

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  • 13 June 2019
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10 thoughts on “The Idea of a Christian Society

  1. says:

    The problem of leading a Christian life in a non Christian society is now very present to us, and it is a very different problem from that of the accommodation between an Established Church and dissenters It is not merely the problem of a minority in a society of individuals holding an alien belief It is the problem constituted by our implication in a network of institutions from which we cannot dissociate ourselves institutions the operation of which appears no longer neutral, but non Chris The problem of leading a Christian life in a non Christian society is now very present to us, and it is a very different problem from that of the accommodation between an Established Church and dissenters It is not merely the problem of a minority in a society of individuals holding an alien belief It is the problem constituted by our implication in a network of institutions from which we cannot dissociate ourselves institutions the operation of which appears no longer neutral, but non Christian And as for the Christian who is not conscious of his dilemma and he is in the majority he is becomingandde Christianised by all sorts of unconscious pressure paganism holds all the most valuable advertising space

  2. says:

    Read together with Notes towards the Definition of Culture in Christianity and Culture, but reviewed separately because rated differently I also think the combination smacksof convenience than complementarity, so few compunctions on that head Eliot attests at the top of this series of three lectures, I am not at this moment concerned with the means for bringing a Christian Society into existence I am not even primarily concerned with making it appear desirable but I am very much con Read together with Notes towards the Definition of Culture in Christianity and Culture, but reviewed separately because rated differently I also think the combination smacksof convenience than complementarity, so few compunctions on that head Eliot attests at the top of this series of three lectures, I am not at this moment concerned with the means for bringing a Christian Society into existence I am not even primarily concerned with making it appear desirable but I am very much concerned with making clear its difference from the kind of society in which we are now living, that being, the Neutral Society, which has just about overturned the preexisting social idea without yet replacing it with a positive one of its own, such as that of the Pagan Society, from which it is also distinct If I had to compliment this essay on something, I d put all my eggs in that basket Eliot s identification, that is, of his contemporaneity as negative, as interested predominately in loosening and disestablishing, and his further sense that a negative element made to serve the purpose of a positive is objectionable If it were only to come away with an insight like the following, I d still have read this book gladly We are always faced both with the question what must be destroyed and with the question what must be preserved and neither Liberalism nor Conservatism, which are not philosophies and may be merely habits, is enough to guide us As it was, I thought Eliot disingenuously insisted that, really, he left his vested interests at home, and so my appreciation of the first lecture was counterbalanced by having to write off enough of the rest Of course, the manifest elitism here didn t sit well with me at all, oh no, but then again, I don t rate books on the basis of dis agreeing with them Oh by the way We are being made aware that the organisation of society on the principle of private profit, as well as public destruction, is leading both to the deformation of humanity by unregulated industrialism, and to the exhaustion of natural resources, and that a good deal of our material progress is a progress for which succeeding generations may have to pay dearly Speaking of agreement 1939, much

  3. says:

    A princ pio eu achei que se tratava de um elaborado para a implementa o de uma sociedade crist em todas as esferas Mas a preocupa o de Eliot a educa o Sua ideai de que os crist o sejam atuantes e exemplares na sua f , de maneira que esse comportamento possa influenciar a sociedade como um todo A ideia de uma sociedade crist de que a classe social se comporte como crist o no que diz respeito a moralidade e bem estar m tuo, deixando a beatitude e eternidade para os crist o em si.

  4. says:

    Interesting thoughts about the relation between Church and State written in an reflective and witty prose This is the first book I ve read from Eliot, but it won t be the last.

  5. says:

    This book is excellent and vague Both are pursued with wit and ability One of the most interesting ideas Eliot flirts with is the notion of the positive society Here positive means what a society proactively pursues rather than what it negatively forbids We tend to define a christian society by what it does not do Eliot would probably call that a negative or neutral society And then you are off to something else equally excellent and vague The flirty nature of this book is kept bearab This book is excellent and vague Both are pursued with wit and ability One of the most interesting ideas Eliot flirts with is the notion of the positive society Here positive means what a society proactively pursues rather than what it negatively forbids We tend to define a christian society by what it does not do Eliot would probably call that a negative or neutral society And then you are off to something else equally excellent and vague The flirty nature of this book is kept bearable by its short length

  6. says:

    Very interesting essay I quite enjoyed the unique view on how a all christian society might function as well as the challenges it would face.

  7. says:

    Very well presented essays on what a society should be like andimportantly points out why capitalism is the death of art.

  8. says:

    I love Eliot, and I love some of the points that he made I found many of the arguments and his prose style to be difficult to follow and understand Maybe I ll revisit the book in a few years.

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