Baruch Spinoza on Religion - Dictionary of Arguments
Höffe I 238
Religion/Spinoza/Höffe: According to Spinoza, [the subtext of the Bible] is more moral and only of moral nature: The commandments of Scripture are supposed to guide to righteousness; these are justice and charity.
Höffe: Here, religion appears as a means for the moral cultivation of people, which leads to a perfecting tolerance: Whoever, like Spinoza, commits religion to the moral cultivation of the human can remain faithful to his or her own religion and denomination while at the same time recognizing those of others, for their differences have become irrelevant._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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