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European self-reflection between politics and religion : the crisis of Europe in the twentieth century / edited by Lars K. Bruun, Senior Lecturer, University of Copenhagen; Karl Christian Lammers, Senior Lecturer, The Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen; and Gert Sørensen, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, German and Romance Studies, University of Copenhagen.

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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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x, 247 pages ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Europe -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Europe -- Church history -- 20th century.
National characteristics, European.
Fascism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Secularism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Democracy -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Summary:
"Building on the German cultural analyst Siegfried Kracauer, the Italian microhistorian Carlo Ginzburg took up the idea of working with various optical perspectives - from close ups to long shots. Employing this differentiated approach to cultural studies, the book suggests a fresh approach to the intertwining of political and religious agonies in the period 1914-1991. In fact, the long 'European civil war' - with two world wars and a cold war - marked a paradigm shift decisively changing Europe's attitudes and ways of relating to the world. What characterises Europe is that far from being formed by a one-track development of progress and emancipation, it has followed several tracks or fault lines, creating a number of dualities and contrasts in the European self-perception such as those between secularisation and religion, and between democratic and authoritarian forms of government. The present book seeks to clarify how the 'European civil war' arose, revolving, as it did, round the fundamental question: what should Europe be?"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
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Preface
PART I: CONTESTING EUROPEAN IDENTITIES. FASCISM AND THE CHALLENGES FROM WITHIN
1. Italian Intellectuals and the European View. Croce, Nitti and Chabod between Dictatorship and Democracy; G. Sørensen
2. Europe between Democracy and Fascism:Hermann Heller on Fascism as Threat to Europe and Democracy as a Community of Values; K.C. Lammers
3. Reconstruction or Decline? The Concept of Europe and its Political Implications in the Works of Ernst Troeltsch and Oswald Spengler; A. Paulsen
4. A Long and Winding Road: An International Perspective on the Fall and Rise of Democracy in Spain in the 20th Century; M. Heiberg
PART II: RENEGOTIATING THE RELIGIOUS-SECULAR DIVIDE
5. Theology as Language of Crisis: Karl Barth's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans; D. Korsch
6. Martin Heidegger
A Protestant Church Father of the 20th Century? The Early Heidegger's Phenomenology of Religion and the Crisis of Western Culture; L.K. Bruun
7. The Heritage from Athens and Galilee: Secular Democracy as a Lutheran Response to the European Crisis; T. Reeh
8. Religion and Secular Modernity: A Historical Perspective on the Ratzinger-Habermas Dialogue; J. Jensen
PART III: POST-WAR REINTERPRETATION OF EUROPEAN HERITAGE
9. A Post-Post-Liberal Order:How Western Europe Emerged from its Thirty-Year Crisis; J. Müller
10. Bombing Beyond Democracy: Remembering the Ruins of Europe; B. Hoffmann
11. Reinterpreting the European Heritage since 1989; G. Delanty
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Bruun, Lars K., 1969- author, editor of compilation.
Lammers, Karl Christian, 1943- author, editor of compilation.
Sørensen, Gert, 1948- author, editor of compilation.
ISBN:
9781137308283 (hardback)
1137308281 (hardback)
OCLC:
824182759