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Confessions of a born-again pagan.

Author: Anthony T Kronman
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Yale Univ Press, 2016.
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In this passionate and searching book, Anthony Kronman offers a third way-beyond atheism and religion-to the God of the modern world

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Kronman, Anthony T.
Confessions of a born-again pagan.
[Place of publication not identified] : Yale Univ Press, 2016
(OCoLC)945564400
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony T Kronman
ISBN: 0300224915 9780300224917
OCLC Number: 960041923
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Introduction; Part One: GRATITUDE; 1 The Good of Gratitude: Dependence, Acceptance and Being at Home in the World; 2 A World of Rights: The Expulsion of Love and Gratitude from Public Life; 3 "Endless Gratitude So Burdensome": Christian Theology and Western Civilization; Part Two: PRIDE; 4 Greatness of Soul: Aristotle's Philosophy of Pride; 5 Givers and Takers: The Good of Self-Sufficiency; 6 The Eternal and Divine: What Every thing Desires; 7 The Best Life of All: Politics and Contemplation. 8 Friendship: Gratitude and Human Fulfillment9 The First Cosmopolitan: Plato's Discovery of an Invisible Self; 10 Preparatio Evangelica: Stoicism on the Way to Christian Thought; Part Three: SALVATION; 11 Creation: Making, Begetting and Creating; 12 Will: Human Freedom and the Problem of Evil; 13 Grace: Divine Omnipotence and the Augustinian Dilemma; 14 "Not a Sparrow Falls": The Abolition of the Distinction between Form and Matter; 15 The Contingency of the World: That Whose Essence Is to Exist; 16 The Pagan Temptation: Aquinas and the Aristotelian Revival. 17 God Unchained: Ockham's Defense of Divine Freedom18 Theology of the Cross: The Lutheran Reformation; 19 The Hatred of Man: Augustine Redux; 20 The Absolute Spontaneity of Freedom: Kant's Christian Metaphysics; 21 Our Better Selves: The Morality of Autonomy; 22 God Becomes a Postulate: Reason, Freedom and Kant's Defense of Divine Grace; 23 Reaction: Joseph de Maistre's Revolt against Pride; 24 "Fantastic and Satanic": The Illiberal Theology of Donoso Cortes and Carl Schmitt; 25 The Oblivion of Being: Martin Heidegger's Reconstruction of Western Philosophy. 26 The Disenchantment of the World: Max Weber and the Problem of NihilismPart Four: JOY; 27 The Worm in the Blood: Spinoza's Conception of Science; 28 The God of Sufficient Reason: Physics after Spinoza; 29 "Endless Forms Most Beautiful": Darwin's Divine Biology; 30 The Navel of the Dream: Freud and the Science of the Mind; 31 "Man Is a God to Man": The Modern Research Ideal; 32 The World as an Aesthetic Phenomenon: Art, Truth and Morality in Nietzsche's Philosophy; 33 The Spider in the Moonlight: Nietzsche's Interpretation of the Will to Power as Art. 34 "The Gift of Transmigration": The Theology of the Modern Novel35 Genius and Sublimity: Painting since the Renaissance; 36 Theological, Not Political: John Rawls' Christian Defense of Liberal Democracy; 37 Democratic Vistas: Walt Whitman and the Divinity of Diversity; Epilogue: "Downward to Darkness, on Extended Wings, "; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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