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Religion and the Enlightenment : from Descartes to Kant

Author: James M Byrne
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Byrne
ISBN: 0664257607 9780664257606
OCLC Number: 36900909
Notes: Originally published: Glory, jest, and riddle. London : SCM Press, 1996.
Description: xiii, 253 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Changing ideals --
Enlightenment, power and context --
God and the clarity of reason : René Descartes --
Burning faith : Blaise Pascal --
The distant God of deism --
From scepticism to atheism --
New light or old? : science and religion --
The morality of innocence : Jean-Jacques Rousseau --
Belief within the limits of reason : Immanuel Kant.
Other Titles: Glory, jest, and riddle
Responsibility: James M. Byrne.

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This volume offers an overview of the Enlightenment's revolution of Western theology. It explains the era's ideas within the framework of religion, politics, and society--and shows how they impacted  Read more...

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