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By Sue Zemka

Surprising adjustments, possibilities or revelations have regularly carried a unique value in western tradition, from the Greek and later the Christian kairos to Evangelical studies of conversion. This interesting e-book explores the ways that England, less than the impression of industrializing forces and elevated precision in assessing the passing of time, hooked up value to moments and occasions that compress nice value into small devices of time. Sue Zemka questions the significance that modernity invests in short-term occasions, from faith to aesthetics and philosophy. She argues for a pressure in Victorian and early glossy novels severe of the values the age invested in moments of time, and means that such novels additionally provide a correction to modern tradition and feedback, with its emphasis at the non permanent occasion as an organisation of swap.

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