Die Philosophie der Religion 978-3-16-150625-3 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Jean Grondin

Die Philosophie der Religion

Eine Skizze
Übers. v. Verena Heisen

[The Philosophy of Religion.]

2012. VIII, 153 pages.
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ISBN 978-3-16-150625-3
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Published in German.
The philosophical quest for wisdom and reason presupposes the religious answer to the question about the purpose of human life. Jean Grondin calls attention to this philosophy of religion, i.e. the philosophy and meaningful experience of Being that religion offers to thinking.
What would philosophy be without religion? It certainly emerged out of religion since the idea of a cosmos governed by reason was a religious tenet before it became the silent thread of the philosophical quest for truth. It implied the evidence of a purpose of life which philosophy also took up as it tried to offer a form of wisdom. The best philosophers were acutely aware that the wisdom of religion preceded philosophy. This is why their endeavors always relied on a thought-out philosophy of religion which has been forgotten today and whose main strands are recapitulated by Jean Grondin. It remains true to this day: religion offers the strongest, the most believed and discussed answers to the question of the meaning and purpose of human life, and it does so with infinitely more effect than any philosophy. This book calls attention to this philosophy of religion, i.e. the philosophy and meaningful experience of Being that religion offers to thinking.
Authors/Editors

Jean Grondin Geboren 1955; Studium in Montréal, Heidelberg und Tübingen; Professor für Philosophie an der Universität Montréal.

Verena Heisen No current data available.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Wort und Antwort — 53 (2012), S. 190 (Thomas Eggensperger)
In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — 29. Mai 2012, S. 30 (Thomas Gross)
In: Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger — 68 (2015), S. 68–69
In: Theologische Revue — 114 (2018), S. 3–20 (Saskia Wendel)