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Religia i ateizm w filozofii średniowiecznej
Religion and atheism in medieval philosophy

Author(s): Konrad Szocik
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie
Keywords: God; pantheism; Spinoza

Summary/Abstract: Medieval philosophy was shaped by Christian doctrine. The convictions of the existence of God and its influence on the world were not challenged. Atheism, understood as a philosophical vision of the world which denies a possibility of the existence of Christian God i.e. personal and transcendent being, appeared in the Modern Age. However we can indicate at least two thinkers whose systems were in conflict with Christian thought. David of Dinant and Amalric of Bene preached pantheistic views, identifying God with the fullness of reality. Thus they anticipated the modern, initiated by Spinoza, return to the Stoic philosophy of pantheism.

  • Issue Year: 46/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 208-218
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish