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The theological origins of modernity
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ISBN: 9780226293462 9780226293455 0226293459 Year: 2009 Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago press,

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Exhuming the long-buried 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& and that they did so not out of hostility but in order to sustain certain religious beliefs. 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. We're still trying, Gillespie contends, to resolve the tensions inherent in our ideas of God, man, and nature& tensions that arose in the late Middle Ages during a titanic struggle between contradictory elements within Christianity. In the end, Gillespie shows that understanding modernity's continuing entanglement with Christian metaphysics is crucial to comprehending the hidden possibilities of our confrontation with radical Islam and with the dualistic elements of our own tradition.

Nihilism before Nietzsche
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ISBN: 0226293475 0226293483 Year: 1996 Publisher: Chicago, Ill. University of Chicago Press


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The theological origins of modernity
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ISBN: 1281956864 9786611956868 0226293513 Year: 2008 Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press,

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Exhuming the long-buried 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—and that they did so not out of hostility but in order to sustain certain religious beliefs. He goes on to explore the ideas of such figures as William of Ockham, Petrarch, Erasmus, Lu


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Nietzsche's final teaching
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ISBN: 9780226476889 Year: 2017 Publisher: Chicago The University of Chicago Press

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Nietzsche's new seas: explorations in philosophy, aesthetics, and politics
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ISBN: 0226293785 Year: 1988 Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press

The mask of enlightment : Nietzsche's Zarathustra
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ISBN: 0300104510 Year: 2004

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