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Leibniz: Protestant Theologian

Irena Backus


As there is no recent scholarship regarding the connection between Leibniz’s thought and Protestant theology, this book tackles the question from the point of view of the history of ideas using new source material specifically in an effort to show that Leibniz’s efforts in view of a confessional union between the Lutherans of Hannover and the Calvinists of Brandenburg were based on Leibniz’s religious convictions, and at the same time and to the same extent on his philosophical doctrines, especially those relating to the problem of substance and to the troubling questions of freedom, necessity ... More

Keywords: Leibniz, theology, Calvinism, Lutheranism, predestination, eucharist, necessity, sacred history, prophecy

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199891849
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irena Backus, author
Professor of Reformation History and Ecclesiastical Latin, Institute of Reformation History, University of Geneva, Geneva

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