Spinoza on the Interpretation of Scripture and the Politics of the Free State

Marie Krogh Westh, Marie Raasthøj Hansen, Hans Victor Munck-Westh, Silas Lundkvist, Stine Kjøller Petersen & Valerie Francine Slviane Verfaille

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project concerns itself with Benedict De Spinoza’s principles and ideas on interpretation of Scripture, its teachings and his philosophy on politics. Through analysis of Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise, this project uncovers how the interpretation of Scripture, and its teachings, ultimately ties up to Spinoza’s philosophy on an ideal state. The analysis aims to pinpoint the specific principles of interpreting Scripture. This includes how Spinoza differentiates between theology and reason, and faith and religion. In addition, the project will account for Spinoza’s philosophy on politics and finally unveil how Spinoza creates a model for an ideal form of state, based on the enquiries mentioned above.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato27 nov. 2008


  • Netherlands
  • Freedom of thought
  • Politics
  • Spinoza
  • Free state
  • 17th century
  • Interpretation of Scription
  • Philosophy