Modernity is an abomination, a daily disgrace to a JudeoChristian
heritage whose legatees we are, and the Church needs to challenge our culture at every turn.
Although a handful of authors have received Nobel Prizes in literature outside the JudeoChristian
world, many Americans and Europeans cannot name a single author from Asia, Africa or Latin America.
545) Otherwise, you would have to consider these things from a moral standpoint not JudeoChristian
(or secular and democratic, which amounts to exactly the same thing) but rather Greek: for the Greeks, chance played a part in the doings of men (chance, it should be said, often disguised as an intervention of the gods), but they did not consider that this chance diminished one's responsibility in any way.
Clyde Kilby explores many JudeoChristian
parallels ("Mythic" and Tolkien and The Silmarillion), as do Flieger ("Naming"), Duriez ("Sub-Creation") and Houghton ("Augustine").
It continues with the violence of the Conquest that established the JudeoChristian
order by blood, fire and the Bible.
Henriot points out in the Conclusion that Chinese prostitution sheds little light on the question of sexuality, largely because of the paradox in which Chinese men "enjoyed a degree of moral liberty that had no equivalent in JudeoChristian
culture" while "sexuality in China remained a taboo subject that was routinely passed over in various writings on prostitution" (pp.
The text underlines her knowledge of Antiquity and is a response to classical and JudeoChristian
misogyny and vindicates the right of women to educate themselves and engage in litera ture.
Nevertheless, judiciously employed and further enriched by other critical approaches, Frye's fourfold approach provides a comprehensive hermeneutical approach to Dante's poetic rendering of the fourfold JudeoChristian
myth onto which primordial, classical, and contemporary myth is being grafted.
Even in America, the last bastion of Western Christendom, where the separation of Church and state was written into the Constitution, a powerful and enduring JudeoChristian
influence on national affairs has, in recent years, begun to disassemble.