Berlin; Akademie-Verlag, 1930. Item #42192
Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. XII, 288 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Original blue cloth with gold gilt lettering on cover and spine. Title translates as: “Spinoza’s Critique of Religion as the basis of Spinoza's biblical Science; investigations of Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise. ” This first published work of Leo Strauss, the renowned German-Jewish political philosopher, is dedicated to an examination of Spinoza’s ideas; Strauss identifies Spinoza as part of the tradition of Enlightenment rationalism that eventually produced Modernity, and argues that Spinoza and his works mark the beginning of Jewish Modernity. Subjects: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Tractatus theologico-politicus. Political Theory. Theology. Religion. Sunning to spine and boards, light wear to spine, bookplate, about Very Good- Condition (GER-33-46c) xx.