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The soul of doubt : the religious roots of unbelief from Luther to Marx

Author: Dominic Erdozain
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Histories of unbelief typically emphasise external challenges to religious faith, such as the natural sciences, historical criticism, or changes in social conditions and lifestyle. This study accepts much of the chronology of the traditional account of 'secularization' but it proposes a very different cause: conscience. Tracing the liberation and expansion of the Protestant conscience from Martin Luther to Karl  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Erdozain, Dominic.
Soul of Doubt : The Religious Roots of Unbelief from Luther to Marx.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Erdozain
ISBN: 9780199844623 0199844623
OCLC Number: 913742616
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 320 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Desecularizing doubt --
The prophets armed: Luther and the making and breaking of conscience --
"To kill a man is not to defend a doctrine. It is to kill a man": the wars of religion and the virtues of doubt --
The metaphysics of mercy: Calvin and Spinoza --
In search of a father: Voltaire's Christian Enlightenment --
"A damnable doctrine": Darwin and the soul of Victorian doubt --
The God that failed: Feuerbach, Marx, and the politics of salvation --
Conclusion: In Augustine's shadow.
Responsibility: Dominic Erdozain.


Dominic Erdozain argues that the real solvents of orthodoxy in the modern period have been concepts of moral equity and personal freedom generated by Christianity itself.  Read more...
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a clear and lively counternarrative addressed to those who still believe religion can only restrain rather than liberate and that Christianity necessarily opposes what modernity values. For this Read more...

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