Mark Lilla, The Stillborn God

Mark Lilla, The Stillborn God

I found Lilla's book interesting and well written. His intention to examine and in some cases entangle, important philosophical figures that played a key role to the evolution of Western thought/civilization and globally, such as Hobbes, Rousseau, Locke, Hume, Kant, and Hegel although it was presented in a satisfactory manner, it was also an anticipated move that left me with an incomplete feeling. So, as I kept reading, I kept wondering why was that happening?

I concluded that it was because Lilla insists too much in Protestantism and Protestant Christian political theology. But what about the other Christian denominations such as the Roman Catholic ...

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Christian political theology?

Finally, when Lilla refers to Barth, in several parts (e.g., pp. 248-249, 254-255, 258-262), he gives me the impression that he considers him an inspiration or a forerunner of Nazism, that by his work provided intellectual ammunition to its rising. Then I read Professor Rasmusson's article about Barth and I got even more confused since on it Barth is presented as disputant of Nazism, and of Hitler. So where does the truth lie? Was Barth's work an intellectual manual that encouraged or supported the rising of Nazism or is he unjustly ...

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