Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 2: Faith & Reason in the 19th Century

Christianity Western Thought Volume Faith Reason in the th Century The nineteenth century continues to wield its substantial influence Marx Mill Hegel Nietzsche Kierkegaard Emerson Darwin Freud and Weber brought their era new realms of thought which still popu

  • Title: Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 2: Faith & Reason in the 19th Century
  • Author: Alan G. Padgett Steve Wilkens
  • ISBN: 9780830817535
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The nineteenth century continues to wield its substantial influence Marx, Mill, Hegel, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Emerson, Darwin, Freud and Weber brought their era new realms of thought which still populate our imaginations As a result, the study of history, science, psychology, philosophy, sociology and religion has not been the same These heirs to rationalism began to eThe nineteenth century continues to wield its substantial influence Marx, Mill, Hegel, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Emerson, Darwin, Freud and Weber brought their era new realms of thought which still populate our imaginations As a result, the study of history, science, psychology, philosophy, sociology and religion has not been the same These heirs to rationalism began to explore the full range of human experience which became a matter of philosophical and theological interest, and even authority Romanticism flourished in arts and literature as Idealism, Transcendentalism, Pragmatism and other movements developed All had a profound effect on religion and how it was viewed particularly on Christianity Colin Brown s Christianity Western Thought, Volume 1 From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment was widely embraced as a text in philosophy and theology courses around the world His project is here continued with the same spirit, energy and design by Steve Wilkens and Alan Padgett Volume 2 dissects and colorfully explains the main intellectual streams of the nineteenth century Colin Brown wrote of his first volume This book is about the changes in preconceptions, world views and paradigms that have affected the ways in which people have thought about religion in general and Christianity in particular in the Western world It is a historical sketch, written to help students and anyone else who might be interested to get a better grasp of the love hate relationship between philosophy and faith that has gone on for close to two thousand years Wilkens and Padgett are also at work on a third volume that will survey the developments of twentieth century philosophy Once completed, Christianity Western Thought, in three volumes, will be the premier text of philosophical history written from a conservative Christian perspective.

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    1. Every few months, or years, I have a renewed desire to learn a bit of philosophy. With summer setting in, that desire returned. I chose this book because I had read the previous entry in the series, a study of 19th century philosophy. Might as well bring myself up to the present, right? Also, I recently read David Bentley Hart's The Beauty of the Infinite and found myself lost as he discussed a variety of philosophies. My hope was that this book would clear some of that up for me.Overall, if you [...]

    2. If you are interested in the philosophies that have shaped our world today, as well as a Christian critique of them, this is a helpful book. The authors begin with a brief setting of the stage by looking at Kant whose philosophy was a turning point from the Enlightenment into all the movements in the 19th century. From there they discuss the likes of Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Marx, Freud and many others. One emphasis they make is that while the Enlightenment tended to emphasize reason, with [...]

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