The philosophy of religion of Karl Jaspers
Vogel, Dwight W.
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The philosophy of religion of Karl Jaspers in based upon the desire of the individual to discover his authentic human situation. As one attempts to understand himself and the situation in which he exists, he becomes aware of the seemingly unlimited range of questions. This ever-growing horizon of a man's existential search Jaspers calls "The Encompassing." At the very limit of questioning, Being Itself is indicated. In one mode it is the Encompassing which Jaspers calls Transcendence. It goes beyond all particular experiences. In another mode it is called the World, the determinate empirical existence which man encounters in all his experiences. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University