Head, JM (2018) Scripture and Moral Examples in Pietism and Kant's Religion. Irish Theological Quarterly. ISSN 0021-1400

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Abstract

This paper argues for considerable Pietist influence upon Kant’s Religion within the Bounds of Mere Reason, through a focus upon the topics of Scripture and the use of moral examples within the context of a religious community. The recommended approaches to the use of Scripture in both Religion and the Pietist theology of Spener are compared, revealing deep parallels between Kant and core Pietist thought. In addition, the importance of moral examples in cultivating true, ‘moral faith’ is examined in both Kant and Pietism as a further major point of influence. The paper concludes by noting the potential significance of this Pietist influence for our wider understanding of Kant’s thought in the Critical period.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Sage Publications at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0021140018768338 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kant, moral archetype, moral examples, Pietism, scripture, Spener
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 May 2018 12:45
Last Modified: 17 May 2018 12:45
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4917

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