The Axial Age and Its Consequences

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978-0-67406-649-6
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Belknap: Harvard University Press


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Reviewed on September 15, 2012  |  History

In Karl Jaspers’s The Origin and Goal of History (1949), the existential philosopher coined the term axial age to describe the 600-year period between 800 and 200 B.C.E., which witnessed the formation of a significant number of the world’s great religions from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism. He believed that the period represented a fundamental shift in the spiritual foundations of humanity and the birth of intellectual modernity. In this volume, editors Bellah (sociology, emeri...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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