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Faith, Rationality and the Passions

ISBN: 9781444361933
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
Number of pages: 270
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Faith, Rationality and the Passions presents a fresh and original examination of the relation of religious faith, philosophical rationality and the passions. Contributions see leading scholars refute the widely-held belief that religious Enlightenment forced passion and reason apart.
Leading Philosophical experts offer new research on the relation of faith, reason and the passions in classic and Enlightenment figures
Overturns the widely-held presumption that the Enlightenment was responsible for creating a gulf between reason and passion
Presents original and innovative research on the importance of the late-19th century creation of the category of ‘emotion’, and its striking difference from classic ideas of passion
Brings together secular science and philosophy of emotion with philosophical theology to seek a new integration of belief, emotion and reason

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