‘The Theological Origins of Modernity’ reaches Iranian readers
Publish Date : Friday 28 June 2019 - 17:46
IBNA- ‘The Theological Origins of Modernity’, by American philosopher Michael Allen Gillespie on the efforts of modernity to preserve religious beliefs has been translated into Persian and is available for Iranian readers.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Zaniar Ebrahimi and released by Pegah Rouzegar-e No Publishing in Tehran.
‘The Theological Origins of Modernity’
is introduced as: “Exposing the religious roots of our ostensibly godless age, Michael Allen Gillespie reveals in that modernity is much less secular than conventional wisdom suggests.
Taking as his starting point the collapse of the medieval world, Gillespie argues that from the very beginning moderns sought not to eliminate religion but to support a new view of religion and its place in human life.
He goes on to explore the ideas of such figures as William of Ockham, Petrarch, Erasmus, Luther, Descartes, and Hobbes, showing that modernity is best understood as a series of attempts to formulate a new and coherent metaphysics or theology.
Michael Allen Gillespie
is an American philosopher and Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Duke University. His areas of interest are political philosophy, continental philosophy, history of philosophy, and the origins of modernity.
He has published on the relationship between theology and philosophy, medieval theology, liberalism, and a number of philosophers such as Nietzsche, Hegel, Heidegger and Kant.
‘The Theological Origins of Modernity’ in Persian has been published in 577 pages and 500 copies.