Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Wells, H.G. (1921), The Salvaging of Civilization, Retrieved on 2018-03-20
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    20 MAR 2018

     The Bible of Civilization

    But to begin with perhaps I may meet an objection that is likely to arise. I have called this hypothetical book of ours the Bible of Civilization, and it may be that someone will say: Yes, but you have a sufficient book of that sort already; you have the Bible itself and that is all you need. Well, I am taking the Bible as my model. I am taking it because twice in history—first as the Old Testament and then again as the Old and New Testament together—it has formed a culture, and unified a...
    Folksonomies: civilization idealism
    Folksonomies: civilization idealism
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    An example of Wells idealism. He envisions a single, unifying book, but his bible is the sum of human literature, and the true story is constantly under revision, but written authoritatively in nature for us to read. He sees a book describing ethical conduct, but again our laws are such a book and we are constantly debating them in the courts and revising them in our legislatures.

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