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Musings at the End of Modernity
An Aphoristic Essay

by Conor O’Brian Barnes

If proof were needed that size does not matter, this slender volume from Conor Barnes—Musings at the End of Modernity—would suffice. In only one hundred brief “aphorisms,” Barnes distills the essential elements of civilization and religion, both East and West, as they developed into the modern age. Modernity, as Barnes shows, has arrived at the dead end of humanistic atheism. In the whiteout blizzard of modern information and thought, Barnes—like Ibsen’s Brand—hears the voice proclaiming “He is Deus Caritatus.”


Musings at the End of Modernity is among the most insightful and illuminating essays I have ever read. Elegantly crafted and inescapably engaging, it offers a strikingly original and uniquely perceptive explication of history, religion, humanity and life. Anyone interested in the fundamental intellectual, moral and spiritual problems human beings have faced in every age, and continue to face today, regardless of their political, philosophical, or religious persuasion, will benefit from reading this fascinating little book.
— John Gross

Title: Musings at the End of Modernity
Subtitle: An Aphoristic Essay
Author: Conor O’Brian Barnes
ISBN13: 978-0-9799592-8-8
Binding: Perfect-bound trade paperback
Pages: 108
Retail price: $10.95

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