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"There are no longer problems of the spirit"

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Nobel Prize Address, William Faulkner, 1950

Faulkner, William. "Banquet Speech." Nobel Banquet. City Hall, Stockholm. 10 Dec. 1950. Nobelprize.org. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

In context, the author mentions “there are no longer problems of the spirit” (lines 15-16) to suggest that

A

scientific discovery has eliminated the need for religion.

B

human ingenuity has conquered vexing theological dilemmas.

C

religion has no practical application to political problems.

D

spirituality has been undermined by basic fears.

E

admirable traits of a great person have evolved over time.