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Author Roberts, Tyler T., 1960-

Title Skeptics and believers : Religious debate in the western intellectual tradition / Professor Tyler Roberts, Grinnell College.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., 2009.


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 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  CD BOOK 211 ROBERTS  PT.1    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  CD BOOK 211 ROBERTS  PT.2    Check Shelf
Description 18 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 lecture transcript and course guidebooks (21 cm.).
Series The great courses, philosophy & intellectual history
Great courses (Compact disc)
Performer Lecturer: Professor Tyler Roberts, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.
Note Compact discs.
Summary This course will explore how leading Western philosophers and theologians such as Kant, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Martin Buber, Bertrand Russell, Martin Heidegger, Rowan Williams, and Jacques Derrida have defined and debated, defended and attacked religion. Some are pious and some are atheists. Some are philosophers who explain why religion is essential for human life, and some are philosophers who just as rationally explain why religion is irrational and illusory. Is religious faith blind submission? Or can it be part of an intellectually vital and realistic view of the world? Or could it be both, that religion is complicated - at times bound up with the worst, at other times bound up with the best?
Contents pt. 1. Religion and modernity -- Lecture 2: From suspicion to the premodern cosmos -- Lecture 3: From Catholicism to Protestantism -- Lecture 4: Scientific revolution and Descartes -- Lecture 5: Descartes and modern philosophy -- Lecture 6: Enlightenment and religion -- Lecture 7: Natural religion and its critics -- Lecture 8: Kant - religion and moral reason -- Lecture 9: Kant, romanticism, and pietism -- Lecture 10: Schleiermacher - religion and experience -- Lecture 11: Hegel - religion, spirit, and history -- Lecture 12: Theology and the challenge of history.
pt 2. 19th century Christian modernists -- 19th century Christian antimodernists -- Judaism and modernity -- Kierkegaard's faith - Kierkegaard's paradox -- 19th century suspicion and Feuerbach -- Marx-religion and false consciousness -- Nietzsche and the genealogy of morals -- Nietzsche-religion and the ascetic ideal -- Freud-religion as neurosis -- Barth and the end of liberal theology -- Theology and suspicion.
pt 3. Protestant theology after Barth -- 20th century catholicism -- Modern jewish philosophy -- Post-holocaust theology -- Liberation theology -- Secular and postmodern theologies -- Postmodernism and tradition -- Fundamentalism and islamism -- New atheisms -- Religion and ratonality -- Pluralisms - religious and secular -- Faith, suspicion, and modernity.
Note GMD: sound recording.
Subject Apologetics.
God -- History of doctrines.
Philosophy and religion.
Belief and doubt.
Descartes, René, 1596-1650.
Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804.
Schleiermacher, Friedrich, 1768-1834.
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831.
Added Author Teaching Company.
ISBN 1598036106 container
9781598036107 container
1598036122 paperback
9781598036121 paperback
Music No. Course No. 4670 Teaching Company
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