• The Year of Our Lord 1943

  • Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis
  • By: Alan Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear the Allies would win the Second World War. Around the same time, it also became increasingly clear to many Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic the soon-to-be-victorious nations were not culturally or morally prepared for their success. A war won by technological superiority merely laid the groundwork for a post-war society governed by technocrats. 

These Christian intellectuals - Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and Simone Weil, among others - sought both to articulate a sober and reflective critique of their own culture and to outline a plan for the moral and spiritual regeneration of their countries in the post-war world.  

In this audiobook, Alan Jacobs explores the poems, novels, essays, reviews, and lectures of these five central figures, in which they presented, with great imaginative energy and force, pictures of the very different paths now set before the Western democracies. 

The Year of Our Lord 1943 is the first audiobook to weave together the ideas of these five intellectuals and shows why, in a time of unprecedented total war, they all thought it vital to restore Christianity to a leading role in the renewal of the Western democracies.

©2018 Alan Jacobs (P)2018 HighBridge Company
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