Leibniz, Mysticism and Religion

  • Allison P. Coudert
  • Richard H. Popkin
  • Gordon M. Weiner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Donald Rutherford
    Pages 22-46
  3. Allison P. Coudert
    Pages 47-83
  4. Daniel J. Cook
    Pages 107-135
  5. Yuen-Ting Lai
    Pages 136-168
  6. Ursula Goldenbaum
    Pages 169-192
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-202

About this book


Some scholars in the history of ideas have had a growing interest in examining Leibniz's many discussions ofvarious aspects of religion, Christian, Jewish and far eastern. Leibniz, with his voracious interest and concern for so many aspects of human intellectual and spiritual life, read a wide variety of books on the various religions of mankind. He also was in personal contact with many of those who espoused orthodox and non-orthodox views. He annotated his copies of many books on religious subjects. And he was working on schemes for reuniting the various Catholic and Protestant churches in Europe. Studies on Leibniz's views on Judaism, on the Kabbalah, on Chinese thought have been appearing over the last decades. It was decided by some of us that since there has been a growing interest in this side of Leibniz's thought it would be a good idea to bring together a group of scholars working on different aspects of Leibniz's views on religion, mysticism and spiritualism, in order to h~ve them present papers on their current researches, and to have the opportunity for lengthy discussion, formal and informal, in the most pleasant academic ambiance of the William Andrews Clark Library in Los Angeles. Under the sponsorship of the UCLA Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies, a workshop conference was held November 18-19, 1994.


Religion mysticism philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Allison P. Coudert
    • 1
  • Richard H. Popkin
    • 2
  • Gordon M. Weiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5088-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9052-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-6610
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