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Dupré, Louis K. 1925-

Overview
Works: 126 works in 390 publications in 5 languages and 13,949 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Artist, Illustrator
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Most widely held works by Louis K Dupré
The Enlightenment and the intellectual foundations of modern culture by Louis K Dupré( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 2,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The prestige of the Enlightenment has declined in recent years. Many consider its thinking abstract, its art and poetry uninspiring, and the assertion that it introduced a new age of freedom and progress after centuries of darkness and superstition presumptuous. In this book, an eminent scholar of modern culture shows that the Enlightenment was a more complex phenomenon than most of its detractors and advocates assume. It included rationalist as well as antirationalist tendencies, a critique of traditional morality and religion as well as an attempt to establish them on new foundations, even the beginning of a moral renewal and a spiritual revival. The forces of the so-called anti-Enlightenment form an essential part of the Enlightenment itself."--Jacket
Passage to modernity : an essay in the hermeneutics of nature and culture by Louis K Dupré( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did modernity begin with the Renaissance and end with post-modernity? In this book a distinguished scholar challenges both these assumptions. Louis Dupré discusses the roots, development, and impact of modern thought, tracing the fundamental principles of modernity to the late fourteenth century and affirming that modernity is still an influential force in contemporary culture. The combination of late medieval theology and early Italian humanism shattered the traditional synthesis that had united cosmic, human, and transcendent components in a comprehensive idea of nature. Early Italian humanism transformed the traditional worldview by its unprecedented emphasis on human creativity. The person emerged as the sole source of meaning while nature was reduced to an object and transcendence withdrew into a "supernatural" realm. Dupré analyzes this fragmentation as well as the writings of those who reacted against it philosophers like Cusanus and Bruno, humanists like Ficino and Erasmus, theologians like Baius and Jansenius, mystics like Ignatius Loyola and Francis de Sales, and theosophists like Weigel and Boehme. Baroque culture briefly reunited the human, cosmic, and transcendent components, but since that time the disintegrating forces have increased in strength. Despite post-modern criticism, the principles of early modernity continue to dominate the climate of our time. Passage to Modernity is not so much a critique as a search for the philosophical meaning of the epochal change achieved by those principles. -- Amazon.com
Marx's social critique of culture by Louis K Dupré( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light from light : an anthology of Christian mysticism by Louis K Dupré( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the rise of modern culture by Louis K Dupré( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religion and the Rise of Modern Culture describes and analyzes changing attitudes toward religion during three stages of modern European culture: the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the Romantic period. Louis Dupre is an expert guide to the complex historical and intellectual relation between religion and modern culture. Dupre's elegant and incisive book, based on the Erasmus Lectures he delivered at the University of Notre Dame in 2005, will challenge anyone interested in religion and the philosophy of culture."--BOOK JACKET
Christian spirituality : post-Reformation and modern by Louis K Dupré( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multivolume series with more than 500 contributing scholars worldwide, presenting the spiritual wisdom of the human race in its historical unfolding, from prehistoric times, through the great religions to the meeting of traditions at the present
Metaphysics and culture by Louis K Dupré( )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophical foundations of Marxism by Louis K Dupré( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest of the absolute : birth and decline of European romanticism by Louis K Dupré( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This eagerly awaited study brings to completion Louis Dupré's planned trilogy on European culture during the modern epoch. Demonstrating remarkable erudition and sweeping breadth, The Quest of the Absolute analyzes Romanticism as a unique cultural phenomenon and a spiritual revolution. Dupré philosophically reflects on its attempts to recapture the past and transform the present in a movement that is partly a return to premodern culture and partly a violent protest against it. Following an introduction on the historical origins of the Romantic Movement, Dupré examines the principal Romantic poets of England (Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats), Germany (Goethe, Schiller, Novalis, Hölderlin), and France (Lamartine, de Vigny, Hugo), all of whom, from different perspectives, pursued an absolute ideal. In the chapters of the second part, he concentrates on the critical principles of Romantic aesthetics, the Romantic image of the person as reflected in the novel, and Romantic ethical and political theories. In the chapters of the third, more speculative, part, he investigates the comprehensive syntheses of romantic thought in history, philosophy, and theology. The Quest of the Absolute is an important work both as the culmination of Dupré's ongoing project and as a classic in its own right. The book will meet the expectations of the specialist as well as appeal to more general readers with philosophical, cultural, and religious interests."--Publisher's website
The other dimension; a search for the meaning of religious attitudes by Louis K Dupré( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard as theologian; the dialectic of Christian existence by Louis K Dupré( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deeper life : an introduction to Christian mysticism by Louis K Dupré( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in Dutch and English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A dubious heritage : studies in the philosophy of religion after Kant by Louis K Dupré( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays written over the past ten years, Professor Dupre reflects his singular concern with the impact of Kant's critique upon the study of religion -- Back cover
Transcendent selfhood : the loss and rediscovery of the inner life by Louis K Dupré( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contraception and Catholics; a new appraisal by Louis K Dupré( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious mystery and rational reflection : excursions in the phenomemology and philosophy of religion by Louis K Dupré( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to Dupre, a philosophical analysis of faith must take account of the unique system of symbols in which it expresses its beliefs, rituals, and modes of worship. The justification of religious symbols has become a particular problem in an age that tends to separate the objective from the subjective, interpreting the former literally and denying objective reality to the latter. Dupre's essays on von Balthasar's theory of religious form and on the nature of ritual attempt to restore the original meaning of religious symbols, while integrating them with the modern emphasis on human creativity
Symbols of the sacred by Louis K Dupré( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Symbols of the Sacred gathers four classic texts by Louis Dupre on the role of symbol and myth in our understanding of the sacred and on their fundamental importance to religious consciousness." "In "Of Holy Signs" Dupre sets the stage for the book by distinguishing between "signs" and "symbols," showing why all religious symbols must ultimately be rooted in language and illustrating this insight with the centrality of symbolic rites in the Christian faith. "The Symbolism of Words" probes deeper into the linguistic basis of symbols, locating the symbolic power of language - especially of religious language - in its capacity to express both literal and metaphorical meaning." "In "The Symbolism of Religious Art" Dupre laments our lost awareness of the link between art and religion. Where once art and the experience of the sacred were inseparable, in our secular age the primeval relation to the transcendent can be established again only by the word. "The Myth and Its Survival" explores the dialectical relationship between religious symbol and myth as well as the difficult problem of myth in our contemporary scientific worldview. Dupre argues that while we cannot go on believing in old myths once we have recognized them as myth, they still remain a vital means for religious reflection. The volume concludes with a powerful reflection on the innate capacity of human minds to grasp the transcendent."--Jacket
Faith and reflection by Henry Duméry( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common life : the origins of Trinitarian mysticism and its development by Jan Ruusbroec by Louis K Dupré( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation reconciled to God : and an invitation to the friends of true religion, to aid the reconciliation by Louis K Dupré( Book )

4 editions published in 1808 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Enlightenment and the intellectual foundations of modern culture
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Passage to modernity : an essay in the hermeneutics of nature and cultureMarx's social critique of cultureLight from light : an anthology of Christian mysticismReligion and the rise of modern cultureChristian spirituality : post-Reformation and modernMetaphysics and cultureReligious mystery and rational reflection : excursions in the phenomemology and philosophy of religionSymbols of the sacred
Alternative Names
Du, Purui 1925-

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Dupré, Louis Karel.

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듀프레, 루이스 1925-

루이, 듀프라 1925-

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루이스, 듀프레 1925-

杜普瑞 1925-

Languages
English (204)

Chinese (7)

Dutch (4)

German (2)

Korean (2)