Religion And The Enlightenment / Edition 1

Religion And The Enlightenment / Edition 1

by James Byrne
     
 

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

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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, and Kant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664257606
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
07/31/1997
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
1,449,087
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Changing Ideals1
2Enlightenment, Power and Context27
3God and the Clarity of Reason: Rene Descartes53
4Burning Faith: Blaise Pascal75
5The Distant God of Deism99
6From Scepticism to Atheism124
7New Light or Old?: Science and Religion150
8The Morality of Innocence: Jean-Jacques Rousseau179
9Belief within the Limits of Reason: Immanuel Kant203
10Conclusion229
Notes235
Select Bibliography243
Index248

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