Head, J (2021) Kant’s Religion as a Response to the Pantheism Controversy: Between Mendelssohn and Jacobi. International Philosophical Quarterly, 61 (1). pp. 101-119. ISSN 0019-0365

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This paper places Kant's Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason within the historical context of the pantheism controversy between Mendelssohn and Jacobi. I argue that reading Religion with this context in mind shines new light upon passages connected with the need for a moral archetype and prototype in the form of Christ, as well as various comments upon the relation between Christianity and Judaism. Within this new viewpoint, we can also see Religion as ultimately concerned as promoting a Christianity, broadly understood, as the most appropriate historical vehicle for the promulgation of rational religion, and thus as a cornerstone of the Enlightenment project.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this accepted manuscript and all relevant information related to it, including copyrights, can be found online at; https://www.pdcnet.org/ipq/content/ipq_2021_0061_0001_0101_0119
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kant, Mendelssohn, Jacobi, Christianity, Judaism, Christ, Pantheism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2020 12:40
Last Modified: 12 May 2021 13:02
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8335

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