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Reconstruction of Religion

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The Reconstruction of Religion explores the thought of three influential philosophers -- G. E. Lessing, Soren Kierkegaard, and Friedrich Nietzsche -- looking in particular at their influential approaches to the relationship between religion and modernity.In a period of a little more than one hundred years, Lessing, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche each developed a different theory of religion. Rejecting the possibility of maintaining religious faith on the old foundations of church tradition, these thinkers formulated new ways of understanding religion in response to the challenges of modernity. Though the conclusions of each system are different, there remain important elements in common between them, such as the importance of "religious subjectivity." Jan-Olav Henriksen compares and contrasts the thought of Lessing, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, showing that each of these philosophers still has something important to contribute to understanding religion in our own postmodern era.For anyone interested in the position of religious belief in today's world, these reconstructions of religion are of great value. In addition to their place i
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 167045
  • Product Code 080284927X
  • EAN 9780802849274
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Aug 2001
  • Dimensions 229 x 159 x 19mm
  • Weight 0.295kg

Jan-olav Henriksen

Jan-Olav Henriksen is professor of systematic theology and philosophy of religion at the Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo. Among his other books are The Reconstruction of Religion and Desire, Gift, and Recognition. A

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