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Universal Religion, Contingency, And Truth In Leibniz

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At the beginning of Modern Times, in the seventeenth century, some of the many discoveries that were made then led to new perspectives on contingency. In order to comprehend Leibniz's view on contingency, this chapter starts with an analysis of natural religion with respect to virtue and revelation. Subsequently, the chapter looks at two disciplines which constitute rational theology: first metaphysics, and then logic. In these three steps the author collects Leibniz's main ideas on contingency and religion. Then the author demonstrates how he applies his ideas in a concrete case, that of Chinese religions. In his lifetime, Leibniz made many theoretical and practical attempts to unite the Christian churches. Leibniz admitted that eventually all people should convert to Christianity.

Keywords: Chinese religions; contingency; Leibniz



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