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God, guilt, and death : an existential phenomenology of religion

Author: Merold Westphal
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1987, ©1984.
Series: A Midland book, MB 417; Studies in phenomenology and existential philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Midland Books edView all editions and formats
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In a valuable contribution to the philosophy of religion, Merold Westphal explains what it means to be religious. Examples from the writings of Kierkegaard, Freud, Heidegger, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, and Tolstoi illuminate the author's thesis that guilt and death are the central problems of human existence. A typology of exilic, mimetic, and covenantal religions distinguishes three different approaches to salvation  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merold Westphal
ISBN: 0253204178 9780253204172
OCLC Number: 16271534
Awards: Winner of Winner of the AAR Award for Excellence 1986.
Description: xiv, 305 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The art of understanding as an alternative approach in the philosophy of religion --
Ambivalence and the sacred --
Ambivalence, inertia, and resentment --
The existential meaning of guilt --
The existential meaning of death --
The believing soul's encounter with guilt and death --
Religion as means and as end --
Prayer and sacrifice as useless self-transcendence --
Guilt and death in exilic religion --
Guilt and death in mimetic religion --
Guilt and death in covenantal religion.
Series Title: A Midland book, MB 417; Studies in phenomenology and existential philosophy.
Responsibility: Merold Westphal.

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Features examples from the writings of Kierkegaard, Freud, Heidegger, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, and Tolstoi that illuminates the author's thesis that guilt and death are the central problems of human  Read more...

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