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Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation
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Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Maria Rosa Antognazza

Abstract

Throughout his long intellectual life, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz penned his reflections on Christian theology, yet this wealth of material has never been systematically gathered or studied. This book addresses an important and central aspect of these neglected materials—Leibniz's writings on two mysteries central to Christian thought, the Trinity and the Incarnation. From this study emerges a portrait of a thinker surprisingly receptive to traditional Christian theology and profoundly committed to defending the legitimacy of truths beyond the full grasp of human reason. This view of Leibniz di ... More

Keywords: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Christian theology, Trinity, Incarnation, human reason, rationalism, quasi-deism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780300100747
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100747.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Rosa Antognazza, author