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A book forged in hell : Spinoza's scandalous treatise and the birth of the secular age

Author: Steven M Nadler
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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"When it appeared in 1670, Baruch Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was denounced as the most dangerous book ever published--'godless, ' 'full of abominations, ' 'a book forged in hell ... by the devil himself.' Religious and secular authorities saw it as a threat to faith, social and political harmony, and everyday morality, and its author was almost universally regarded as a religious subversive and  Read more...
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Named Person: Benedictus de Spinoza; Benedictus de Spinoza; Baruch Spinoza; Benedictus de Spinoza
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Nadler
ISBN: 9780691139890 069113989X 9780691160184 069116018X
OCLC Number: 702941758
Awards: Runner-up for PROSE Awards: Philosophy 2011.
Commended for PROSE Awards: Philosophy 2011.
Description: xviii, 279 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Prologue --
Theological-political problem --
Rasphuis --
Gods and prophets --
Miracles --
Scripture --
Judaism, Christianity, and true religion --
Faith, reason, and the state --
Libertas philosophandi --
Onslaught --
Note on texts and translations --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Spinoza's scandalous treatise and the birth of the secular age
Responsibility: Steven Nadler.

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