The God of Spinoza

The God of Spinoza

Author: Richard Mason

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052166585X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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This book is the fullest study in English for many years on the role of God in Spinoza's philosophy. Spinoza has been called both a 'God-intoxicated man' and an atheist, both a pioneer of secular Judaism and a bitter critic of religion. He 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 identified God with nature or substance: a theme which runs through his work, enabling him to naturalise religion but - equally important - to divinise nature. 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.
Revelation and the God of Israel
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: Norbert M. Samuelson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-05-23 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Revelation and the God of Israel explores the concept of revelation as it emerges from the Hebrew Scriptures and is interpreted in Jewish philosophy and theology. The first part is a study in intellectual history that attempts to answer the question, what is the best possible understanding of revelation. The
The God of Jesus Christ
Language: en
Pages: 450
Authors: Walter Kasper
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-01 - Publisher: A&C Black

Kasper's book on God, the Trinity is a bold exploration of knotty theological problems.
The Unchanging God of Love
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: Michael J Dodds
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: CUA Press

The Unchanging God of Love provides a clear and comprehensive account of what Aquinas really says about divine immutability, presented in a way that allows his theology to address contemporary criticisms
Crossing the Rubicon
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Emmanuel Falque
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-01 - Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

In France today, philosophy—phenomenology in particular—finds itself in a paradoxical relation to theology. Some debate a “theological turn.” Others disavow theological arguments as if such arguments would tarnish their philosophical integrity, while nevertheless carrying out theology in other venues. In Crossing the Rubicon, Emmanuel Falque seeks to end this face-off.
Is Samuel among the Deuteronomists? Current Views on the Place of Samuel in a Deuteronomistic History
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Cynthia Edenburg, Juha Pakkala
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-15 - Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

The book of Samuel tells the story of the origins of kingship in Israel in what seems to be an artistically structured, flowing narrative. Yet it is also marked by an inconsistent outlook, divergent styles, and breaks in the narrative. According to Noth’s Deuteronomistic History hypothesis, the Deuteronomistic historian constructed