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Abominations and Heresies

Steven Nadler

in Spinoza's Heresy

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247073
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598074 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247072.003.0002
 Abominations and Heresies

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Looks at various hypotheses offered by scholars for Spinoza's ban or excommunication. Some of theories focus on political, social, or economic factors; others have to do with philosophical ideas or religious heresy; still others insist that it was a matter of religious conformity and Jewish law.

Keywords: excommunication; heresy; Jewish law; religious conformity; Spinoza

Chapter.  10030 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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