Anxious Angels

A Retrospective View of Religious Existentialism

  • George Pattison

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
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About this book


Existentialism was one of the most important influences on twentieth-century thought, especially in the period between the 1920s and early 1960s. Best known in its atheistic representatives such as Sartre, it also numbered many significant religious thinkers. Anxious Angels is a critical introduction to these religious existentialists, who are treated as a coherent group in their own right and not merely derivative of secular existentialism. The book argues that they constitute a distinctive religious voice that continues to merit attention in an era of postmodernity.


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Authors and affiliations

  • George Pattison
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-68739-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37781-3
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