- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: New American Library; 1st edition (October 1, 1976)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0452006481
- ISBN-13: 978-0452006485
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,128,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Existentialism, Religion, and Death: Thirteen Essays Paperback – September 1, 1976
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Kaufmann rejects the ideas of salvation in the world- to- come of all religions. He writes about facing Death without dread. He speaks of the foolishness of wanting to live on and on just to live on and on. In his pivotal essay 'The Faith of a Heretic' he explains why no formula religious answer can work for him. Yet he highly values religious experience as central to the human search for Meaning.
Kaufmann writes with highest praise for Buber and Neitzche.Read more ›
He wrote in the Introduction to this 1976 collection, "These essays raise some important questions. This volume should advance the discussion. Some of these essays were originally written for books, and most of the rest have long been reprinted in books by others... Here they are assembled, and the new context adds to their meaning---perhaps also to their force. My first collection of essays, From Shakespeare to Existentialism (1959), consisted of twenty historical studies... the time has come for another, smaller collection. It is smaller because since that first collection appeared, I have written few essays and articles while concentrating my energies on books...Read more ›