Concept of God
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For the German-Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen (1842-1918), the idea of God was an important theme throughout his life. In the concept, the two central reference points of his thinking, Kantian philosophy and Jewish religion, are intertwined. The idea of God as articulated by Kant, Kantianism, and Hermann Cohen is characterized by the fact that all metaphysical specula…

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Brumlik, Micha, “Concept of God”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0273>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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