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Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human PersonNature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity$
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Holger Zaborowski

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199576777

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576777.001.0001

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Christianity, philosophy, and the end of modernity

Christianity, philosophy, and the end of modernity

(p.233) 6 Christianity, philosophy, and the end of modernity
Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person

Holger Zaborowski

Oxford University Press

This chapter further analyzes Spaemann's philosophy of religion and his understanding of Christianity. It focuses on the question of how Spaemann's philosophy provides a model for relating Christianity and philosophy in a ‘post-modern’ yet not anti-modern way. It shows that Spaemann's philosophy not only does not compete with or question the truth claims of Christianity and the theological nature of theology, but even provides Christian theology with the means for a better self-understanding and a better appreciation of reality vis-á-vis modern criticisms, transformations, and distortions of Christianity. The chapter also examines what alternative to modernity Spaemann's philosophy offers. In comparison to many late modern writers, Spaemann provides a substantial alternative to a cast of mind that seems if not wholly flawed then at least fundamentally problematic, because it ultimately does not take seriously the gift of Being as a creation and the reality of human fallenness.

Keywords:   Robert Spaemann, philosophy of religion, Christianity, modernity

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