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The Theological Origins of Modernity

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Michael Allen Gillespie is the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Political Science in Trinity College of Arts a... Lire la suite
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Michael Allen Gillespie is the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Political Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and professor of philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Hegel, Heidegger, and the Ground of History and Nihilism before Nietzsche, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Exhuming the religious roots of our ostensibly godless age, this book reveals that modernity is much less secular than conventional wisdom suggests. It explores the ideas of such figures as Petrarch, Erasmus, Descartes, and Hobbes, showing that modernity is best understood as a series of attempts to formulate a coherent metaphysics or theology.



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Exposing the religious roots of our ostensibly godless age, this study reveals that modernity is much less secular than conventional wisdom suggests. Beginning with the collapse of the medieval world, it argues that from the very beginning, moderns sought not to eliminate religion but to support a new view of religion and its place in human life.

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Titre: The Theological Origins of Modernity
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Code EAN: 9780226293455
ISBN: 978-0-226-29345-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Univ Of Chicago Pr
Genre: Philosophie
nombre de pages: 386
Poids: 653g
Taille: H233mm x B166mm x T27mm
Année: 2008

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