Prayer in the Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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This book casts a new light on Rousseau's personality and beliefs. Although the predominant thinkers of the time had a deistic outlook (God as distant and impersonal) and stressed rationalism and enlightenment, Rousseau stressed man's moral and spiritual aspects and needs, including praying to a God who listens and may respond. In this book, Charles A. Spirn has collected the prayers Rousseau wrote, which are scattered throughout his writings, thus publishing his acclaimed dissertation. Rousseau's beliefs are shown to be ...

Prayer in the Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau 2008, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781433101380