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The Persistence of the Sacred in Modern Thought

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In "The Persistence of the Sacred in Modern Thought, " Chris L. Firestone, Nathan A. Jacobs, and thirteen other contributors examine the role of God in the thought of major European philosophers from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. The philosophers considered are, by and large, not orthodox theists; they are highly influential freethinkers, emancipated by an age no longer tethered to the authority of church and state. While acknowledging this fact, the contributors are united in arguing that this is only one side of a complex story. To redress the imbalance of attention to secularism among crucial modern thinkers and to consolidate a more theologically informed view of modernity, they focus on the centrality of the sacred (theology and God) in the thought of these philosophers. The essays, each in its own way, argue that the major figures in modernity are theologically astute, bent not on removing God from philosophy but on putting faith and reason on a more sure footing in light of advancements in science and a perceived need to rethink the relationship between God and world. By highlighting and defending the theologically affirmative dimensions of thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes, Gottfried Leibniz, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, F. W. J. Schelling, G. W. F. Hegel, and others, the essayists present a forceful and timely correction of widely accepted interpretations of these philosophers. To ignore or downplay the theological dimensions of the philosophical works they address, they argue, distorts our understanding of modern thought. "Over the past twenty-five years there has been a gradual change in the study of modern philosophy toward recognizing the centrality of our relation to God in the work of most of the major modern thinkers of the period. "The Persistence of the Sacred in Modern Thought" is a timely and useful collection that has the potential to crystallize this important development in the study of modern philosophy." --John E. Hare, Yale Divinity School

The Persistence of the Sacred in Modern Thought was published by University of Notre Dame Press in June 2012. The ISBN for The Persistence of the Sacred in Modern Thought is 9780268029067.

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Page last updated 9th December 2016
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press (June 2012)
Weight544g
Number of Pages400
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780268029067
ISBN-100268029067
Product Code4024680
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