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Author Henriksen, Jan-Olav.

Title The reconstruction of religion : Lessing, Kierkegaard, and Niezsche / Jan-Olav Henriksen.

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., [2001]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  210 H518R    Check Shelf
Description x, 208 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Three Writers Facing the Modern Challenges to Religion -- Modernity: Religion as Construction -- Anticipations of Postmodernism? -- Technical Information and a Reflection on the Scope of This Study -- Lessing: Conceptual Differentiation, Critique of Tradition, and Acceptance of Plurality -- Setting the Stage: Lessing's Historical Position and Contribution -- Lessing's Aim -- Truth and Human Development--Anthropological Teleology -- Is There Religious Truth without Secure Historical Truth? Toward a New Notion of Natural Religion -- The Background for Human Development in the Treatise on Education -- The Relationship between Natural and Revealed Religion -- On the Development of Religion and Religious Subjectivity in Christianity and Its Background -- Plurality without Truth? -- Lessing's Mediate Position as a Critic and a Mask Wearer -- Relativizing the Impact of Religion--Transforming the Subject: Nathan as a Final Gateway to Lessing's Understanding of Religion -- Kierkegaard: Irony and the Struggle for Authentic Appropriation of Religion: Anticipations of Postmodern Attitudes, Insights, and Problems -- Kierkegaard's Dissertation on Irony Read as a Prolegomenon to Postmodernism -- Socratic Irony -- Romantic Irony and Christian Faith -- Conclusion: As a Mastered Element, Irony Creates Reality -- Faith, Truth, and History--Kierkegaard's Answer to Lessing -- The Religious Mode of Existence: Subjectivity as Passion for Truth -- Faith Shapes the Development of Subjectivity -- Decontextualized Individuality -- Different Modes of Religious Subjectivity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages201-206) and index.
Subject Religion -- Philosophy -- History.
Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, 1729-1781 -- Religion.
Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855 -- Religion.
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 -- Religion.
ISBN 080284927X paperback alkaline paper
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