The God of Spinoza: A Philosophical Study

The God of Spinoza: A Philosophical Study

by Richard Mason
     
 

ISBN-10: 052166585X

ISBN-13: 9780521665858

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book brings together Spinoza's fundamental philosophical thinking with his conclusions about God and religion. Spinoza was born a Jew but chose to live outside any religious community. He was deeply engaged both in traditional Hebrew learning and in contemporary physical science. He emerges not as a rationalist precursor of the Enlightenment but as a thinker

Overview

This book brings together Spinoza's fundamental philosophical thinking with his conclusions about God and religion. Spinoza was born a Jew but chose to live outside any religious community. He was deeply engaged both in traditional Hebrew learning and in contemporary physical science. He emerges not as a rationalist precursor of the Enlightenment but as a thinker of the highest importance in his own right, both in philosophy and in religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521665858
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
803,192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. The God of the Philosophers: 1. How God exists; 2. How God acts; 3. God and doubt; Part II. The God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob: 4. Final causes; 5. Hope and fear; 6. The meaning of revelation; 7. History; Part III. The God of Spinoza: 8. Choosing a religion; 9. The figure of Christ; 10. Understanding eternity; 11. Why Spinoza?

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