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Lost Icons: Reflections on Cultural Bereavement Paperback – 2 Mar 2000

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd; Reprint edition (2 Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0567087220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0567087225
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 13.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,033,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Lost Icons is a sobering inquiry into the structures that support (or fail to support) the development of authentic selfhood and the mainenance of a just society..Lost Icons is a probing cultural analysis, with hints that one of the deep impulses of the essay is to fundamental theology, drawing as it does upon the methods and resources of sociology, antroplogy, history, media studies, psychology, political science, philosophy, literary theory, and theology. This book ought to be read by anyone interested in the breadth and depth of the intellectual life of the Archbishop of Canterbury; it deserves the srious attention of anyone who thinks critically about the construction of (post) modern selfhood; and it holds intriguing possibilities for those who study the church's mission in contemporary North Atlantic societies, since Williams contends that the church's tradition contains resources capable of addressing many of the problems he identifies in these societies." --Derek N. Anderson, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois, for Anglican Theological Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A major work from the new Archbishop of Canterbury that asks tough questions about our inability to communicate with each other on a meaningful level and how we have lost the "language of the soul", leading to a more impoverished and alienated society.

It is ironic that in a society that has more communications potential that at any time in history, we are finding it harder to talk meaningfully than ever before. This book explores the relationship between self and society in terms of "icons" that have become lost. Dr Williams looks at the many definitions of the word "icon" - from art, the media and religion, but re-defines the word for his purposes - they are "structures for seeing and connecting in the light of something other than our decisions", in other words, shared values. The resultant lack of icons is highlighted by confusion over religion, the family, economics and sexuality, to name but a few.

This isn't ivory tower thinking, it cuts to the very roots of our society, beginning with the education or our children and ending with what he calls the "loss of language of the soul". It is, he argues time to regain that language and communicate with each other.

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