Toward a Radical Interpretation of the Abrahamic Religions : in Search for the Wholly Other
This book deals with the disharmony, which broke into the religious community through the bourgeois, Marxian, and Freudian enlightenment, as well as with the possibility of a new Post-Modern harmony. After the bourgeois enlightenment and revolution the religious community differentiated itself into three groups: 1.The simple and naive believers; 2. the so called educated or enlightened people, characterized by analytical understanding and reflection; 3. the dialectical philosophers, for whom faith and reason had been reconciled by the power of the dialectical notion: the self-particularization and self-estrangement as well as the self-singularization and self-reconciliation of the Universal. While for the dialectical philosophers harmony has returned between religious revelation and autonomous reason, this has not yet happened for the masses of the people living in modern civil society. There exists the knowledge in the public sphere, which something is missing in the secular world- the longed for, imageless, and nameless utterly Other than the horror and terror of nature and history. The comparative, dialectical religiology presented in this book constitutes the attempt, to promote, universalize, and globalize a new synthesis of the modern antithesis between the religious and the secular, through a radical naturalistic and humanistic interpretation, translation, and inversion of the sacred texts particularly of the Abrahamic religions.
Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Siebert, Rudolf, "Toward a Radical Interpretation of the Abrahamic Religions : in Search for the Wholly Other" (2012). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 22.