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Introduction Book I The Intellectual Outlook of Medieval Christendom Chapter I. The Coming of Age of the Western Peoples. Chapter II. The World as the Scene of the Drama of Salvation Chapter III. The Chief End of Man-The Enjoyment of Eternal Life Chapter IV. The Embodiment-The City of God Chapter V. The Embodiment-Lay Society Book II The New world of the Renaissance Chapter VI. The New Interests of the Modern Age-The Natural Man Chapter VII. The Religious Reaction-The Revolt from the Medieval Church Chapter VIII. The Revolt from Feudalism and a Unified Christendom Chapter IX. The New Interests of the Modern Age-The World of Nature Chapter X. The New Scene of Human Life Book III The Order of Nature-The Development of Thought in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Chapter XI. The Newtonian World-Machine Chapter XII. The Religion of Reason Chapter XIII. The Sciences of Man-The Sciences of Human Nature and of Business Chapter XIV. The Science of Man-The Science of Government Chapter XV. The Mortality of Reasonableness-Humanitarianism Book IV The Growing World-Thought and Aspiration in the Last Hundred Years Chapter XVI. The Romantic Protest Against the Age of Reason Chapter XVII. The Conflict of Social Ideals to 1848 Chapter XVIII The World Conceived as a Process of Growth and Evolution Chapter XIX. The Science of Man in the Growing World Chapter XX. Religion in the Growing World Chapter XXI. Philosophic Reactions to the Growing World of Mechanism and Naturalism Chapter XXII. Social Ideals in the Growing World
From the medieval worldview to the modern outlook, this work presents a sweeping intellectual history in one volume. The emphasis is on ideas in their historical setting, on how modes of thought emerge, grow, influence and react to one another, and die. The result is a grand synthesis of the main currents in western thought, bringing together religion, philosophy, politics, science, economics, literature and the arts, and the social and behavioral sciences- all the diverse systems man has devised in his effort to understand, interpret, and shape human experience.