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Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker : major texts on religion

Author: Carl Friedrich Weizsäcker, Freiherr von; Konrad Raiser
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014.
Series: SpringerBriefs on pioneers in science and practice., Texts and protocols ;, v.24.
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This book presents a collection of texts by the German physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker (1912-2007) in English, for use in seminars on the philosophy of religion, the comparative study of religion, but as well on the?relationship between religion and the scientific worldview. Most texts appear in English for the first time. Weizsacker became famous through his works in physics, mainly in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Named Person: Carl Friedrich Weizsäcker, Freiherr von; Carl Friedrich Weizsäcker, Freiherr von
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Friedrich Weizsäcker, Freiherr von; Konrad Raiser
ISBN: 9783319037042 3319037048 331903703X 9783319037035
OCLC Number: 881178951
Description: 1 online resource (x, 175 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 Self-Portrait; 2.1 ... Preparation; 2.2 ... Philosophy; 3 Creation in the Old Testament; 4 Christianity and History; 5 What Is Secularization?; 5.1 ... The Concept of Secularization; 5.2 ... The Political Revolutions; 5.3 ... The Christian Background to the Modern Ambivalence; 5.4 ... Belief in Progress; 5.5 ... Hegel; 5.6 ... Marx; 5.7 ... The Ambivalence of Success; 5.8 ... What Is Secularization?; 6 The Sermon on the Mount: Interpretations; 6.1 ... Prefatory Note; 6.2 ... Translation; 6.3 ... Commentary ... ; 6.4 ... Interpretations. 7 Thoughts of a Non-theologian on the Theological Development of Dietrich Bonhoeffer7.1 ... Influences on Bonhoeffer's Theological Development; 7.2 ... Christian Commitment and Modern Consciousness; 7.3 ... A Journey to Reality; 7.4 ... Religion and Modern Consciousness; 8 Levels of Christian Theology: A Comment on Luther; 9 A Dialogue on Meditation (A Conversation with Udo Reiter); 10 What Is Meditation?; 11 The Moral Problem of the Left and the Moral Problem of Morality; 11.1 ... The Moralization of Politics; 11.2 ... Comment; 12 Notes on the Relationship of Physics and Religion; 13 Unfinished Religion; 14 Anxiety. 15 DeathCarl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Society; Carl Friedrich von WeizsäckerFoundation; Federation of German Scientists; Udo Keller Foundation; Ruhr University Bochum; About the Author; About the Editor; About the Book.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs on pioneers in science and practice., Texts and protocols ;, v.24.
Responsibility: Konrad Raiser, editor.
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This book presents a collection of texts by the German physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker (1912-2007) in English, for use in seminars on the philosophy of religion, the comparative study of religion, but as well on the?relationship between religion and the scientific worldview. Most texts appear in English for the first time. Weizsacker became famous through his works in physics, mainly in the early development of nuclear physics. Later he would also become well known as a philosopher and analyst of contemporary culture. He also worked very intensely on projects for the pr

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