Religion and the Enlightenment: From Descartes to Kant

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Westminster John Knox Press, 01.01.1997 - 253 Seiten

Religion was an integral part of almost everyone's daily life in seventeenth and eighteenth century Western Europe. Yet new philosophical ideas were emerging, ideas that became the foundation of our modern world. This book, designed for classroom use, reveals the roots of Enlightenment thought as well as their results, both positive and negative, with special attention to figures such as Descartes, Pascal, Rousseau, and Kant.

 

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Inhalt

Changing Ideals
1
Enlightenment Power and Context
27
Rene Descartes
53
Blaise Pascal
75
The Distant God of Deism
99
From Scepticism to Atheism
124
Science and Religion
150
JeanJacques Rousseau
179
Immanuel Kant
203
Conclusion
229
Notes
235
Select Bibliography
243
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (1997)

James M. Byrne is Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at St. Michael's College in Burlington, Vermont. He is the author of The Christian Understanding of God Today and God: Thoughts in an Age of Uncertainty.

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