The Theological Origins of Modernity Paperback

by Michael Allen Gillespie;


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The Theological Origins of Modernity

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Exposing the religious roots of our ostensibly godless age, Michael Allen Gillespie reveals in this landmark study that modernity is much less secular than conventional wisdom suggests. Taking as his starting point the collapse of the medieval world, Gillespie argues that from the very beginning moderns sought not to eliminate religion but to support a new view of religion and its place in human life. He goes on to explore the ideas of such figures as William of Ockham, Petrarch, Erasmus, Luther, Descartes, and Hobbes, showing that modernity is best understood as a series of attempts to formulate a new and coherent metaphysics or theology. "Bringing the history of political thought up to date and situating it against the backdrop of contemporary events, Gillespie's analyses provide us a way to begin to have conversations with the Islamic world about what is perhaps the central question within each of the three monotheistic religions: if God is omnipotent, then what is the place of human freedom?" - Joshua Mitchell, Georgetown University

The Theological Origins of Modernity by Michael Allen Gillespie was published by ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd in October 2010. The ISBN for The Theological Origins of Modernity is 9781459606128.

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Page last updated 1st December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherReadHowYouWant.com Ltd (October 2010)
Edition[Large Print]
Weight1473g
Number of Pages866
Thickness43 mm
Height254 mm
Width178 mm
ISBN9781459606128
ISBN-101459606124
Product Code4030411
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