Is There a Sabbath for Thought?: Between Religion and Philosophy

Is There a Sabbath for Thought?: Between Religion and Philosophy

by William Desmond
     
 

Seeking to renew an ancient companionship between the philosophical andthe religious, this book's meditative chapters dwell on certain elementalexperiences or happenings that keep the soul alive to the enigma of the divine.William Desmond engages the philosophical work of Pascal, Kant, Hegel,Nietzsche, Shestov, and Soloviev, among others, and pursues with a

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Seeking to renew an ancient companionship between the philosophical andthe religious, this book's meditative chapters dwell on certain elementalexperiences or happenings that keep the soul alive to the enigma of the divine.William Desmond engages the philosophical work of Pascal, Kant, Hegel,Nietzsche, Shestov, and Soloviev, among others, and pursues with a philosophicalmindfulness what is most intimate in us, yet most universal: sleep, poverty,imagination, courage and witness, reverence, hatred and love, peace and war.Being religious has to do with that intimate universal, beyond arbitrarysubjectivism and reductionist objectivism.In this book, he attempts to look at religion with a fresh and open mind,asking how philosophy might itself stand up to some of the questions posed toit by religion, not just how religion might stand up to the questions posed to it byphilosophy. Desmond tries to pursue a new and different policy, one faithfulto the light of this dialogue.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823223732
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

By way of introduction : the intimate universal - between religion and philosophy1
1The sleep of finitude : on the unease of philosophy and religion33
2Between finitude and infinity : Hegelian reason and the Pascalian heart73
3Religion and the poverty of philosophy105
4Religious imagination and the counterfeit doubles of God134
5God beyond the whole : between Solov'ev and Shestov167
6Caesar with the soul of Christ : Nietzsche's highest impossibility200
7The secret sources of strengthening : on courage238
8On the betrayals of reverence262
9Enemies : on hatred289
10Is there a sabbath for thought? : on peace - between philosophy and religion312

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