Treatise on Love of God

Treatise on Love of God

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Miguel de Unamuno, perhaps the most influential author of modern Spain, wrote his "Treatise on Love of God" at the height of his career after suffering a crisis of religious faith. Like Saint Augustine's "Confessions" and much of Kierkegaard, the Treatise is a study of religious inwardness, and proposes to analyze how God can be found within as a beloved person. Not content with simple introspection, Unamuno also considers Church fathers like Athanasius, Origen, and Tertullian as well as modern religious scholars like Albrecht Ritschl, Auguste Sabatier, and Ernest Renan. Although Unamuno abandoned plans to publish the Treatise after Pope Pius X issued an encyclical against modernist theology, it deserves serious study as a prelude to his immensely successful "Tragic Sense of Life" and the concentrated work of a great thinker on a deeply serious more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 612.36g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252031245
  • 9780252031243

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" ... Unamuno poses powerful questions."--Times Literary Supplement, 7 Dec 2007show more

About Miguel de Unamuno

Novelist, essayist, poet, playwright, and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno (1864 1936) won international renown for the courage and intelligence of his repeated challenges to the Spanish government. His "Tragic Sense of Life" remains a touchstone text in the modern quarrel between rationality and religion. Nelson R. Orringer is a professor emeritus of modern and classical languages at the University of Connecticut and the author of "Ortega y sus fuentes germanicas" and other books."show more

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