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Confessions of a born-again pagan, Anthony T. Kronman

Label
Confessions of a born-again pagan
Title
Confessions of a born-again pagan
Statement of responsibility
Anthony T. Kronman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in an age of disenchantment. The number of self-professed "atheists" continues to grow. Yet many still feel an intense spiritual longing for a connection to what Aristotle called the "eternal and divine." For those who do, but demand a God that is compatible with their modern ideals, a new theology is required. This is what Anthony Kronman offers here, in a book that leads its readers away from the inscrutable Creator of the Abrahamic religions toward a God whose inexhaustible and everlasting presence is that of the world itself. Kronman defends an ancient conception of God, deepened and transformed by Christian belief--the born-again paganism on which modern science, art, and politics all vitally depend. Brilliantly surveying centuries of Western thought--from Plato to Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant, from Spinoza to Nietzsche, Darwin, and Freud--Kronman recovers and reclaims the God we need today
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kronman, Anthony T
Index
index present
LC call number
B805
LC item number
.K76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • God
  • Metaphysics
  • God
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Philosophies
Label
Confessions of a born-again pagan, Anthony T. Kronman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- Part One: Gratitude. The good of gratitude : dependence, acceptance and being at home in the world ; A world of rights : the expulsion of love and gratitude from public life ; "Endless gratitude so burdensome" : Christian theology and Western civilization -- Part Two: Pride. Greatness of soul : Aristotle's philosophy of pride ; Givers and takers : the good of self-sufficiency ; The eternal and divine : what everything desires ; The best life of all : politics and contemplation ; Friendship : Gratitude and human fulfillment ; The first cosmopolitan : Plato's discovery of an invisible self ; Preparatio evangelica : Stoicism on the way to Christian thought -- Part Three: Salvation. Creation : making, begetting and creating ; Will : human freedom and the problem of evil ; Grace : divine omnipotence and the Augustinian dilemma ; "Not a sparrow falls" : the abolition of the distinction between form and matter ; The contingency of the world : that whose essence is to exist ; The Pagan temptation : Aquinas and the Aristotelian revival ; God unchained : Ockham's defense of divine freedom ; Theology of the cross : the Lutheran reformation ; The hatred of man : Augustine redux ; The absolute spontaneity of freedom : Kant's Christian metaphysics ; Our better selves : the morality of autonomy ; God becomes a postulate : Reason, freedom and Kant's defense of divine grace ; Reaction : Joseph de Maistre's revolt against pride ; "Fantastic and satanic" : the illiberal theology of Donoso Cortes and Carl Schmitt ; The oblivion of being : Martin Heidegger's reconstruction of Western philosophy ; The disenchantment of the world : Max Weber and the problem of nihilism -- Part four: Joy. The worm in the blood : Spinoza's conception of science ; The god of sufficient reason : physics after Spinoza ; "Endless forms most beautiful" : Darwin's divine biology ; The navel of the dream : Freud and the science of the mind ; "Man is a god to man" : the modern research ideal ; The world as an aesthetic phenomenon : art, truth and morality in Nietzsche's philosophy ; The spider in the moonlight : Nietzsche's interpretation of the will to power as art ; "The gift of transmigration" : the theology of the modern novel ; Genius and sublimity : painting since the Renaissance ; Theological, not political : John Raul's Christian defense of liberal democracy ; Democratic vistas : Walt Whitman and the divinity of diversity -- Epilogue : "Downward to darkness, on extended wings"
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 1161 pages
Isbn
9780300208535
Lccn
2015955523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026416083
System control number
(OCoLC)945564400
Label
Confessions of a born-again pagan, Anthony T. Kronman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- Part One: Gratitude. The good of gratitude : dependence, acceptance and being at home in the world ; A world of rights : the expulsion of love and gratitude from public life ; "Endless gratitude so burdensome" : Christian theology and Western civilization -- Part Two: Pride. Greatness of soul : Aristotle's philosophy of pride ; Givers and takers : the good of self-sufficiency ; The eternal and divine : what everything desires ; The best life of all : politics and contemplation ; Friendship : Gratitude and human fulfillment ; The first cosmopolitan : Plato's discovery of an invisible self ; Preparatio evangelica : Stoicism on the way to Christian thought -- Part Three: Salvation. Creation : making, begetting and creating ; Will : human freedom and the problem of evil ; Grace : divine omnipotence and the Augustinian dilemma ; "Not a sparrow falls" : the abolition of the distinction between form and matter ; The contingency of the world : that whose essence is to exist ; The Pagan temptation : Aquinas and the Aristotelian revival ; God unchained : Ockham's defense of divine freedom ; Theology of the cross : the Lutheran reformation ; The hatred of man : Augustine redux ; The absolute spontaneity of freedom : Kant's Christian metaphysics ; Our better selves : the morality of autonomy ; God becomes a postulate : Reason, freedom and Kant's defense of divine grace ; Reaction : Joseph de Maistre's revolt against pride ; "Fantastic and satanic" : the illiberal theology of Donoso Cortes and Carl Schmitt ; The oblivion of being : Martin Heidegger's reconstruction of Western philosophy ; The disenchantment of the world : Max Weber and the problem of nihilism -- Part four: Joy. The worm in the blood : Spinoza's conception of science ; The god of sufficient reason : physics after Spinoza ; "Endless forms most beautiful" : Darwin's divine biology ; The navel of the dream : Freud and the science of the mind ; "Man is a god to man" : the modern research ideal ; The world as an aesthetic phenomenon : art, truth and morality in Nietzsche's philosophy ; The spider in the moonlight : Nietzsche's interpretation of the will to power as art ; "The gift of transmigration" : the theology of the modern novel ; Genius and sublimity : painting since the Renaissance ; Theological, not political : John Raul's Christian defense of liberal democracy ; Democratic vistas : Walt Whitman and the divinity of diversity -- Epilogue : "Downward to darkness, on extended wings"
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 1161 pages
Isbn
9780300208535
Lccn
2015955523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026416083
System control number
(OCoLC)945564400

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