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1 - Religion and Reason

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 May 2020

Allen W. Wood
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Stanford University, California
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Kant’s concept of religion is recognizing all duties as divine commands. The concept of God employed in religion is an analogical or symbolic concept. Kant’s relation to Christianity was characterized by a tension between Pietism and Enlightenment rationalism. Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason aims to test a hypothesis: that there is such a thing as a religion of pure reason and that its relation to revealed (Christian) religion need not be one of conflict but can and should be harmonious. The publication of Kant’s book involved conflict with the Prussian authorities, in which Kant adopted a position of principled obedience while resisting unjust repression and conforming to the rule of law.

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Kant and Religion , pp. 1 - 26
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • Religion and Reason
  • Allen W. Wood, Stanford University, California
  • Book: Kant and Religion
  • Online publication: 08 May 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108381512.002
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  • Religion and Reason
  • Allen W. Wood, Stanford University, California
  • Book: Kant and Religion
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  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108381512.002
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  • Religion and Reason
  • Allen W. Wood, Stanford University, California
  • Book: Kant and Religion
  • Online publication: 08 May 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108381512.002
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