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BIB-5-32.jpg (857761 bytes)Bamberger, Fritz; Laurel S. Wolfson; David J. Gilner. SPINOZA AND ANTI-SPINOZA LITERATURE: THE PRINTED LITERATURE OF SPINOZISM, 1665-1832. Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College Press, 2003. Cloth, 4to. 296 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677 – bibliography – catalogs; Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Library – catalogs. ISBN: 087820914. Spinoza (1632-1677) was a Dutch philosopher. Among the Spanish and Portuguese community that his family was a part of, Spinoza attracted attention for his irreligious and heretical ideas, such as questioning whether Adam was the first man. On July 27, 1656, he was excommunicated. His 1670 Tractatus Theologico-Politicus “caused a sensation, and was banned everywhere, and sold with false title pages. ” Three years later, he was offered the chair of philosophy at Heidelberg, which he declined, avowing a preference for a quiet life. Efforts to have his Ethics published were unfruitful, due to theological impediments. It was later published, after his death, in Opera Posthuma. (Smend, EJ) Fine condition. (BIB-5-32) (ID #20085) $50.00. [hier]