Author(s): Vesna Elez
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: Religion; Flaubert; Church; Philosophy of religion;

Summary/Abstract: Religion is one of Flaubert’s favourite topics. We have tried to examine his own attitude towards religion and, more importantly, towards faith itself and his own faith, relying on his Correspondence. His letters give us the insight which only a lucid reader could derive from his works, due to his aesthetic presuppositions and his famous impas- sibilite. Although some of Flaubert’s arguments may seem contradictory, his deep appre- ciaton of religious feeling can be easily recognized. Flaubert’s fierce critical attitude stems from his strong disapproval of all dogmatic discourse and of clerical ignorance. Furthermore, his scepticism proves the necessity of facing contemporary intellectual and spiritual challenges which the Church of his time would rather ignore.

  • Issue Year: 61/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 403-410
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Serbian