Religion from Tolstoy to Camus by Walter Kaufmann

By Walter Kaufmann

Walter Kaufmann dedicated his lifestyles to exploring the non secular implications ol literary and philosophical texts. Deeply skeptical in regards to the human and ethical bene? ts of recent secularism, he additionally criticized the hunt for simple task pursued via dogma. Kaufmann observed a danger of lack of authenticity in what he defined as unjusti? ed retreats into the previous. Th is is a compilation of signi? cant texts on spiritual inspiration that he chosen and brought. Th e association of this anthology finds the breadth and scope of Kaufmann's pursuits. It comprises chapters on neo-Th omism and writings of morally engaged existentialists besides Kaufmann's introductory feedback. Gottfried's new advent completely explains Kaufmann's ideals and relates them to varied nineteenth-century philosophers of faith, together with Mendelssohn, Goethe, Nietzsche, and Tolstoy. faith from Tolstoy to Camus is of constant significance to philosophers, theologians, historians, and scholars of spiritual literature.

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To include the essay only in order to tear it down would not be in keepof this volume. " That way, the reader gets two to include the essay that Clifford's article same problem and is led to ask himself: which, if and what do I myself think? James' essay has often been reprinted; but though he explicitly refers to Clifford's piece, few indeed have read that; and it is not easy to find different views of the either, of these men is right unless one has ready access to a large library. Here, for once, the are offered together.

Only the Christians and a few Cynics and, of course, the Epicureans "had committed the cardinal sin; they had denied the gods. They are sometimes lumped together as AtheoL . The religious emotion itself becomes the thing to live for. . Every shrine where men have worshipped in truth . . thereby a house of God. The worship may be mixed up with all sorts of folly, all sorts of unedifying practice. Such things must be purged of heart is or, still better, must be properly understood. " But the Christians would not accept allegorical defenses away, Introduction: Religion from Tolstoy to Camus 22 of ancient myths; they rejected the ancient gods.

To include the essay only in order to tear it down would not be in keepof this volume. " That way, the reader gets two to include the essay that Clifford's article same problem and is led to ask himself: which, if and what do I myself think? James' essay has often been reprinted; but though he explicitly refers to Clifford's piece, few indeed have read that; and it is not easy to find different views of the either, of these men is right unless one has ready access to a large library. Here, for once, the are offered together.

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