Kants Religion Within The Bounds Of Reason Alone was written late in his life, following his most famous works including Critique of Pure Reason and Groundwork of Metaphysics of Morals.
In it he considers the consequences of transcendental criticism for theology. Kant identifies a moral core to the Christian faith and asserts that because of that core and because the faith contains a principle for dispensing with the morally extraneous statutes and history associated with it, this faith can count as a moral, world religion.
Seen by most philosophers and theologians as one of the most significant texts by this world famous philosopher, understanding is crucial for completion of any basic theology or philosophical qualification
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As students are less likely today to come to these subjects with language experience, the Briefly series, summarising the meaning of the original texts, is a painless and quick way to get to grips with what the philosophers were writing about.
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In addition each book begins with an introduction, which provides a context for the writer and his writings, the chapters contain summaries to ensure the student has a context for that particular piece of writing, and each book also contains a glossary of terms.
Briefly: Kant's Religion by David Mills Daniel; David R. Law was published by SCM in April 2007 and is our 65502nd best seller. The ISBN for Briefly: Kant's Religion is 9780334040392.