Christian Cyclopedia

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Philos. and theol. system which tried to reconcile RC theol. with the philos. of I. Kant.* Basically anthropocentric, it holds that the only sure knowledge is that of ideas in the mind. System received its name from G. Hermes,* who, in opposition to Kant, held that the existence of God and supernatural revelation could be rationally proved. Popular among RCs for a time. Some of Hermes' works were put on the Index* of Prohibited Books 1835.

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