Baruch de Spinoza (1632-1677) is most often treated as a secular philosopher in the literature. But the critical-historical and textual analyses explored in this study suggest that Spinoza wrote the Ethics not as a secular project intended to supersede monotheism for those stoic enough to plumb its icy depths, but rather, and as is much less often assumed, as a genuinely Judeo-Christian theological discourse accounting for the changing scientific worldviews and political realities of his time.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 78-83)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Religious studies