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Spinozas Critique of Religion Leo Strauss

Spinozas Critique of Religion

Leo Strauss

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Leo Strauss articulates the conflict between reason and revelation as he explores Spinozas scientific, comparative, and textual treatment of the Bible. Strauss compares Spinozas Theologico-political Treatise and the Epistles, showing their relationMoreLeo Strauss articulates the conflict between reason and revelation as he explores Spinozas scientific, comparative, and textual treatment of the Bible. Strauss compares Spinozas Theologico-political Treatise and the Epistles, showing their relation to critical controversy on religion from Epicurus and Lucretius through Uriel da Costa and Isaac Peyrere to Thomas Hobbes.Strausss autobiographical Preface, traces his dilemmas as a young liberal intellectual in Germany during the Weimar Republic, as a scholar in exile, and as a leader of American philosophical thought.[For] those interested in Strauss the political philosopher, and also those who doubt whether we have achieved the final solution in respect to either the character of political science or the problem of the relation of religion to the state. —Journal of PoliticsA substantial contribution to the thinking of all those interested in the ageless problems of faith, revelation, and reason. —Kirkus ReviewsLeo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago. His contributions to political science include The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, The City and the Man, What is Political Philosophy?, and Liberalism Ancient and Modern.