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The Negative and Positive Task of Reason in Relation to Religious Attitudes

  • Reiner Wimmer
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Part of the Studies in Philosophy and Religion book series (STPAR, volume 19)

Abstract

This paper consists of two parts. In the first part I try to establish three distinctions and an epistemological as well as an anthropological thesis; in the second part these distinctions and both theses are further commented upon and illustrated by reference to certain religious practices, experiences, and traditions.

Keywords

Religious Attitude Divine Revelation Divine Love Unconditional Love Monotheistic Religion 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Kant, Immanuel: `Die Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der bloßen Vernunft,’ Akademie edition, vol. VI, p. 145.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ibid., 87.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ibid.142.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Weil, Simone: 1948, La Pesanteur et la Grâce, Pion, Paris, 88.Google Scholar

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  • Reiner Wimmer

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