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Curiosity and fear transformed

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Subtitle:from religious to religion in Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan
Thomas Hobbes transforms fear and curiosity from primarily theological to anthropological concerns. Fear and curiosity go from being, most centrally, part of religiousness, or part of worship of God, to part of the explanation for why we are talking about God at all. This transformation is some evidence for a greater naturalizing trend, a more explicit connection of religion to human passions and psychology, and a shift in approaches to understanding religion, including a turn to a more scientific perspective on religion.
Journal: International journal of philosophy and theology
ISSN: 2169-2327
Volume: 80
Pages: 287 - 302
Publication year:2019
Keywords:A1 Journal article