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Walter Kaufmann devoted his life to exploring the religious implications of literary and philosophical texts. Deeply skeptical about the human and moral benefits of modern secularism, he also criticized the quest for certainty pursued through dogma. Kaufmann saw a risk of loss of authenticity in what he described as unjustified retreats into the past. This is a compilation of significant texts on religious thought that he selected and introduced.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560007067
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 837,424
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Kaufmann (1921-1980) was professor of philosophy at Princeton University from 1947 until his death. He had visiting appointments at Columbia, Cornell, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington among others. His books include The Future of the Humanities, Religion from Tolstoy to Camus, and the three volume series entitled Discovering the Mind.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
1 Introduction
Religion from Tolstoy to Camus 1
2 Tolstoy
My Religion 45
The Death of Ivan Ilyitch 66
How Much Land Does a Man Need? 117
A Reply to the Synod's Edict of Excommunication 130
3 Dostoevsky
Rebellion and The Grand Inquisitor 137
4 Pius IX
The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception 160
The Encyclical Quanta Cura 160
The Syllabus of Errors 162
The Dogma of Papal Infallibility 170
5 Leo XIII
The Encyclical Aeterni Patris 173
6 Nietzsche
The Antichrist 191
7 Clifford
The Ethics of Belief 201
8 James
The Will to Believe 221
9 Royce
The Problem of Job 239
10 Wilde
The Doer of Good 258
The Masters 259
The Nightingale and the Rose 260
A Letter on Prison Life 264
11 Freud
The Future of an Illusion 272
12 Cohen
The Dark Side of Religion 279
13 Enslin
The New Testament 298
14 Niemoller
The Wedding Garment 318
The Salt of the Earth 322
Gamaliel 328
15 Hay
Europe and the Jews 335
16 Barth and Brunner
A Correspondence 356
17 Pius XII
The Dogma of the Assumption 367
The Encyclical Humani Generis 368
18 Maritain
The Third Way 380
19 Tillich
Symbols of Faith 383
20 Wisdom
Gods 391
21 Schweitzer
The Conception of the Kingdom of God in the Transformation of Eschatology 407
22 Buber
The Way of Man according to the Teachings of Hasidism 425
23 Camus
Reflections on the Guillotine 442
24 John XXIII
Speech to Non-Catholics 451
25 McTaggart
God, Evil, and Immortality 455
26 Flew and Hare and Mitchell
Theology and Falsification 470
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