Socrates and Jesus: The Argument That Shaped Western Civilization

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This book argues that the uniquely dynamic and propulsive character of Western Civilization, for better and worse, has been generated by a creative argument between the Socratic Greek rationalist tradition and the Judeo–Christian tradition best personified by Jesus. Socrates and Jesus both promoted a disinterest in material things, attempted to define the moral life, and died martyrs. But this essay analyzes their opposing definitions of the ultimate or the divine, their radically conflicting views of love and reason, their understanding of civil society and the role of laws, their epistemology (how we know) and eschatology (the ultimate purpose of the universe), and their fundamental understanding of how humankind could progress.

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Michael Hattersley received his doctorate in 1976 from Yale University and has taught literature and communications at a variety of institutions including at the Harvard Business School.
He has previously published a volume of poetry, Cape Cod Light, a standard textbook, Management Communication, and scores of articles on literature, communication, and western cultural history.

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