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For hundreds of years, the writer argues, Christian theology has preached the move and denied the tragic fact of the human . whilst the secular global has denied the move and absorbed never-ending acts of violence and catastrophe. This publication isn't really inquisitive about the horrors of warfare and fact of clash, yet with their consistent strain upon Western tradition. beginning with the Biblical culture and recalling the triumphs of the Athenian level, the writer lines the energy of either in the course of the improvement of the theatre and of eu literature. This survey leads to the twentieth century and attracts conclusions that are severe of inexpensive religiosity. It proposes a suitable synthesis of Christian life and tragic involvement.

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