Faith, Rationality, and the Passions

Faith, Rationality, and the Passions

Editor(s): Sarah Coakley

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012 09:16PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444361933

Online ISBN: 9781118321997

DOI: 10.1002/9781118321997

About this Book

Faith, Rationality and the Passions presents a fresh and original examination of the relation of religious faith, philosophical rationality and the passions. Contributions see leading scholars refute the widely-held belief that religious Enlightenment forced passion and reason apart.

  • Leading Philosophical experts offer new research on the relation of faith, reason and the passions in classic and Enlightenment figures
  • Overturns the widely-held presumption that the Enlightenment was responsible for creating a gulf between reason and passion
  • Presents original and innovative research on the importance of the late-19th century creation of the category of 'emotion', and its striking difference from classic ideas of passion
  • Brings together secular science and philosophy of emotion with philosophical theology to seek a new integration of belief, emotion and reason

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