Surrender and Religion

  • Kurt H. Wolff
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 51)


In this late historical phase, when there is even a sense in which we might be past history, religion may well appear as the mood embraced in an effort to come to terms with two unanswerable questions — it is the phase in our history in which we know that these questions are unanswerable. The first is: ‘What am I doing, any way?’ And its trouble leads to the second: ‘Who am I, anyway?’ In one question: what can I truly believe about my fate?


Common Sense Unanswerable Question Religious Experience Total Experience Universal Truth 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt H. Wolff
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  1. 1.Brandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

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