Wednesday, November 15, 2006

More's "Utopia"

More's "Utopia" is a proponent of 'humanism' as it was used during the English Renaissance. His perhaps 'perfect' society is based on ideals of the dignity of man, the power of reason, and, of course, Christianity. More's island harbors a communal society (no feudalism), practices religious toleration (although atheism was 'discouraged'), and even demeans the 'gold' standard (gold is used to chain convicts).

"Utopia" offers a critique on European society.
It emphasizes man's integrity and God's values.

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