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In this little-known work by Voltaire (1694-1778)—now available in English for the first time— the famous French philosophe and satirist presents a wide-ranging and acerbic survey of religion throughout the world. Written toward the end of his life in 1769, the work was penned in the same decade as some of his more famous works—the Philosophical Dictionary, Questions on Mi ...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Prometheus Books (first published May 4th 2010)
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Chris Via
If for nothing else, this is a great survey of world religions. Brahmins, Chinese Taoism, Chaldeans, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Persians, Arabs, Jews and more. The central theme is that every civilization has had a supreme being, wether it be Jupiter, Zeus, or God. Voltaire presents a slew of arguments and documented contradictions in Jewish religion, but, contrary to popular belief, Voltaire is not an atheist. He himself believes in the Christian God. This entire treatise is merely a prompt to spa ...more
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Szach mat Żydzi&Kościół Katolicki.
Rob
Brilliant, a total eye-opener. I realised that we in the modern world have lost a wealth of knowledge to the mists of time. So much about the origins of society and religion are forgotten in our modern helter-skelter existence. Voltaire exhibits a knowledge of the ancient world that shames me.
Melissa McPhail
I wouldn't recommend this translation, personally. I don't feel it captures Voltaire's usual lyrical use of the language.
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Complete works (1880) : https://archive.org/details/oeuvresco...
In 1694, Age of Enlightenment leader Francois-Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire, was born in Paris. Jesuit-educated, he began writing clever verses by the age of 12. He launched a lifelong, successful playwriting career in 1718, interrupted by imprisonment in the Bastille. Upon a second imprisonment, in which Francois adopted the pen na
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