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Anxious Angels: A Retrospective View of Religious Existentialism

Anxious Angels: A Retrospective View of Religious Existentialism (Paperback)

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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. Written for students unfamiliar with the primary sources, it summarizes and comments on the existential element in each of the major figures concerned, from Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky through to Tillich, Bultmann and Marcel, and including less familiar representatives of the group such as Berdyaev, Shestov and Unamuno, as well as exploring their interest in questions of language and communication and political and social life. The book argues that they constitute a distinctive religious voice that continues to merit attention in an era of postmodernity.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Phenomenology & ExistentialismReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalPhilosophy of religion Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 20/12/1998 ISBN-13: 9780333687390  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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George Pattison is Dean of Chapel at King's College, Cambridge.

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