Bota no dice qué es occidente, al menos en las primeras páginas, pero define al hombre occidental
(Western man, abreviado Westman).
If we attempted an exercise in taxonomy, Westman could be classified as ‘a unique sociocultural type whose founding animus came from an all-consuming, introspective need to undertand Christ’s message, to express this understanding by every means, mostly artistic, and to fashion a society that would encourage and reward a life-long spiritual quest – this ultimately irrespective of the intensity of faith.’
Además precisa donde y cuando nació el Westman
Western man was born in the East. This paradoxical fact alone suggests that, though his geographic habitat was mostly coextensive with Western countries, geography was not what made this type of man Western. He was brought to life by an earth-shattering event that took place 2000 years ago at the eastern outskirts of Pax Romana, in a plain Galilean barn.
Hasta ahí llegué, y ahí me quedo. Rescato, no obstante, que haya hecho una definición estipulativa de su objeto de estudio.