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The God of Spinoza: A Philosophical Study

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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.

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'… a fine contribution to our understanding of those aspects of Spinoza's thought.' Steven Nadler, British Journal for the History of Philosophy

' … an important and stimulating book.' Philosophical Books

'This is a very good book … This brave new theology still needs to be heard. Armed with a copy of the Ethics and Mason's book, we can begin to hear it effectively.' Scottish Journal of Theology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521665858
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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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