Spinoza's Critique of Religion
Octavo. 351pp. Sienna cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original dj. Professor Strauss' work offers a detailed look at Spinoza's thought. Amongst other contents the Tractatus Theologico-politicus and the Epistles are analyzed against the major current of critical controversy on religion from Epicurus and Lucretius through Uriel da Costa and Isaac Peyrere to Thomas Hobbes. Spinoza's lasting importance as a political theorist and philosopher of religion is clearly explained. Translated from the German by E. M. Sinclair. Originally published in 1930 in Germany under the title "Die Religionskritik Spinozas als Grundlage seiner Bibelwissenschaft Untersuchungen zu Spinozas Thelogisch-Politischen Traktat." Minor staining and creasing on dj. Dust jacket in very good, book in near fine condition.
Edition: First English language edition
Book ID: 28455