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What Kind of Jew Was Spinoza?

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Modernity is inseparable from what has been called the “Jewish Question.” Baruch Spinoza was the first writer to make Judaism central to modern politics. Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise ... More


Mormon Overreach? Brigham Young and Parley Pratt

Stephen H. Webb

in Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the Latter-day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199316816
eISBN:
9780199369249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199316816.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Mormons were known in their early years for mixing religion and politics and for polygamy. This chapter analyses the roots of those two sets of belief.


Revisiting the faith of our fathers … and reimagining its relevance in the context of twenty-first-century Ireland

Louise Fuller

in Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyne and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526101068
eISBN:
9781526124197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101068.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Louise Fuller claims that there can be no doubt that Irish Catholicism is in serious decline. The decline itself is no huge surprise: it is the extent of the implosion and the consequences this has ... More


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