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The Resource Philosophical religions from Plato to Spinoza : reason, religion, and autonomy, Carlos Fraenkel

Philosophical religions from Plato to Spinoza : reason, religion, and autonomy, Carlos Fraenkel

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Philosophical religions from Plato to Spinoza : reason, religion, and autonomy
Title
Philosophical religions from Plato to Spinoza
Title remainder
reason, religion, and autonomy
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Fraenkel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For many thinkers from Antiquity until the Enlightenment, no meaningful distinction between philosophy and religion was possible. Instead, the concept of a philosophical religion was strongly influential on pagan, Jewish, Christian and Muslim philosophers alike. Carlos Fraenkel provides the first account of this concept and traces its history back to Plato, the Jewish Philo of Alexandria and the Christians Clement of Alexandria and Origen. He then follows it through the medieval period in both Islamic and Jewish forms; he closely analyses its appearance in the work of Spinoza in the early modern period; and he shows how it largely disappeared after the Enlightenment, when religion began to be increasingly regarded as a promoter of ignorance and superstition from which philosophy needed to be liberated. His rich and wide-ranging book will appeal to anyone interested in how philosophy has interacted with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious traditions over the centuries"--
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1971-
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Fraenkel, Carlos
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Philosophy and religion
  • Philosophy
  • Religions
Label
Philosophical religions from Plato to Spinoza : reason, religion, and autonomy, Carlos Fraenkel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: what is a philosophical religion?; 1. Reason, divine law, and self-rule in Plato; 2. Moses, Christ and the universal rule of reason in antiquity; 3. Communities of reason in the Islamic world; 4. Christianity as a philosophical religion in Spinoza; Epilogue: did the history of philosophical religions come to an end?
Control code
FIEb17190101
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780521194570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC)2012018820
  • (UkLCURL)982012018820
  • (OCoLC)796001765
Label
Philosophical religions from Plato to Spinoza : reason, religion, and autonomy, Carlos Fraenkel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: what is a philosophical religion?; 1. Reason, divine law, and self-rule in Plato; 2. Moses, Christ and the universal rule of reason in antiquity; 3. Communities of reason in the Islamic world; 4. Christianity as a philosophical religion in Spinoza; Epilogue: did the history of philosophical religions come to an end?
Control code
FIEb17190101
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780521194570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC)2012018820
  • (UkLCURL)982012018820
  • (OCoLC)796001765

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