Download PDF by Bruce Ward: Redeeming the Enlightenement: Christianity and the Liberal

By Bruce Ward

ISBN-10: 0802807615

ISBN-13: 9780802807618

In this probing ebook Bruce ok. Ward reexamines 4 of the ethical imperatives or "liberal virtues" linked to the Enlightenment -- equality, authenticity, tolerance, and compassion -- and argues that they're, in truth, in response to Christian ethical beliefs. within the present debate surrounding post-Enlightenment secular humanism, Ward contends that we should always search to not reject or reclaim the Enlightenment yet to redeem it.

Ward's research principally engages 3 key smooth thinkers -- Rousseau, Nietzsche, and Dostoevsky -- but additionally contains such different notables as Kant, Locke, Heidegger, Tolstoy, Kafka, René Girard, Charles Taylor, and Martha Nussbaum. the result's a full of life and provocative discussion board for reconsidering and creatively retrieving what's most precious in Enlightenment thought.

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