Leo Strauss articulates the conflict between reason and revelation
as he explores Spinoza's scientific, comparative, and textual
treatment of the Bible. Strauss compares Spinoza's
"Theologico-political Treatise" and the Epistles, showing their
relation to critical controversy on religion from Epicurus and
Lucretius through Uriel da Costa and Isaac Peyrere to Thomas
Strauss's autobiographical Preface, traces his dilemmas as a young
liberal intellectual in Germany during the Weimar Republic, as a
scholar in exile, and as a leader of American philosophical
"[For] those interested in Strauss the political philosopher, and
also those who doubt whether we have achieved the 'final solution'
in respect to either the character of political science or the
problem of the relation of religion to the state." --"Journal of
"A substantial contribution to the thinking of all those interested
in the ageless problems of faith, revelation, and reason."
Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins
Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of political science at
the University of Chicago. His contributions to political science
include "The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, The City and the Man,
What is Political Philosophy?," and "Liberalism Ancient and
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