The God of Spinoza : A Philosophical Study Paperback / softback
This book is the fullest study in English for many years on the role of God in Spinoza's philosophy.
Spinoza has been called both a 'God-intoxicated man' and an atheist, both a pioneer of secular Judaism and a bitter critic of religion.
He was born a Jew but chose to live outside any religious community.
He was deeply engaged both in traditional Hebrew learning and in contemporary physical science.
He identified God with nature or substance: a theme which runs through his work, enabling him to naturalise religion but - equally important - to divinise nature.
He emerges not as a rationalist precursor of the Enlightenment but as a thinker of the highest importance in his own right, both in philosophy and in religion.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 01/07/1999
- Category: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780521665858