The Old Faith and the New: A Confession, Volumer 1-2

Holt, 1873 - 439 sider
In his final work, The Old Faith and the New (1872), Strauss abandons Christianity altogether and turns to a critique of theism in general: Relying on contemporary science and leading philosophers, he rejects God as the creator of the universe and humankind, the divinity of Christ, and the reality of miracles (the Old Faith), thus confining religion to the domains of history, myth, and ethics. With the Christian cosmology undermined, Strauss constructs a new view of the universe and humanity's place in it which is grounded in science and technology, Darwinian evolution, and inductive reasoning (the New Faith), all of which hold out the hope of finding true solutions to human problems.

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Side 163 - But this much at least is certain, — that the personal image which meets our gaze, there is but a reflection of the wondering spectator himself.
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