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dc.contributor.authorScott, Sherol Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:22:43Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:22:43Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.otherscott_sherol_e_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/scott_sherol_e_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24749
dc.description.abstractAn examination of faith influenced by the thought of H. Richard Niebuhr in which faith is understood to be a universal aspect of existence that involves the interrelation of three characteristics: belief, trust and loyalty. Also included is a description of Niebuhr's understanding of radical monotheism as the ideal form of faith. An exploration of faith’s status in our modern society supports the claim that increased individualism and consumerism impede the healthy faith relationships needed to embody radical monotheism. Niebuhr's understanding of faith and the consequences of fluid modernity are applied to the novel, Life After God, by Douglas Coupland. This particular novel provides an excellent example of one character's search for a meaningful existence and a healthy faith despite the pressures of modernity.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectH. Richard Niebuhr
dc.subjectFaith
dc.subjectModernity
dc.subjectIndividualism
dc.subjectConsumerism
dc.subjectDouglas Coupland
dc.subjectRadical Monotheism
dc.subjectLife After God
dc.titleAn exploration of the modern faith condition
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentReligion
dc.description.majorReligion
dc.description.advisorWilliam Power
dc.description.committeeWilliam Power
dc.description.committeeCarolyn Medine
dc.description.committeeRouslan Elistratov


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