The Merrill-Cazier Library is showcasing all of the 2013 Faculty Authors and their books in the Richard Schockmel USU Collections Room on the 2nd floor of the Library. We are proud of USU's faculty authors! This week we are highlighting:Charlie Huenemann
Prof. of Philosophy, Department of Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies
Huenemann, Charlie. 2013. Spinoza's Radical Theology: the Metaphysics of the Infinite. Bristol, CT: Acumen.
The advent of modern science brought deep challenges to traditional religion. Miracles, prophecy, immortal souls, absolute morality - all of these fundamental notions were challenged by the increasingly analytical and skeptical approach of modern scientists. One philosopher, Baruch Spinoza, proposed a new theology, rooted in a close analysis of the Bible, which could fit this new science and provide a sound basis for a social order. Spinoza's Radical Theology explains the mechanics and meaning of Spinoza's ideas and how they can inform the questions with which we still struggle today.