Time exposure : the personal experience of time in secular societies /

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Author / Creator:Fenn, Richard K.
Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Description:1 online resource (viii, 166 pages)
Subject:Time -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Time -- Social aspects -- History.
Secularization -- History.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
Time -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Time -- Social aspects.
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Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11141057
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-160) and index.
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Summary:This work looks at the way in which we experience time in secular societies. In Fenn's view, secularization is virtually synonymous with individualism. Although it is often the Church that decries modern individualism, he says, it is in fact the Church that created it, by its demystification of the universe, its insistence on individual self-discipline, and its intensification of individual responsibility for the use of time. The result was a profound change in the way in which time is experienced by the individual. Fenn offers an exploration of our modern experience of time, as expressed in such phrases as "wasting time" and "making up for lost time". He is particularly interested in the idea and experience of waiting, which he believes to be a defining characteristic of modern life.
Other form:Print version: Fenn, Richard K. Time exposure. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001 0195139534
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The Meaning of Secularization; ONE: Time Will Tell: The Meaning of Secularity; TWO: Secularization Reconsidered: Secret, Silent Mourning; THREE: The Loss of a Temporal Matrix; FOUR: Waiting; FIVE: Ritual and the Consummation of Waiting; SIX: Pilgrimage to an Earthly City; SEVEN: Passing the Test of Time; EIGHT: Buying Time: Masochism, Continued; Notes; Bibliography; Index