The Anti-Christ

The Anti-Christ

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by Friedrich Nietzsche, H. L. Mencken, James D. Sass
     
 

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The Antichrist is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche claimed in the Foreword to have written the book for a very limited readership. In order to understand the book, he asserted that the reader "... must be honest in intellectual matters to the point of hardness to so much as endure my seriousness, my passion." The reader should be above politics…  See more details below

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The Antichrist is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche claimed in the Foreword to have written the book for a very limited readership. In order to understand the book, he asserted that the reader "... must be honest in intellectual matters to the point of hardness to so much as endure my seriousness, my passion." The reader should be above politics and nationalism. Also, the usefulness or harmfulness of truth should not be a concern. Characteristics such as "Strength which prefers questions for which no one today is sufficiently daring; courage for the forbidden" are also needed. He disdained all other readers. The reference to the Antichrist is not intended to refer to the biblical Antichrist. In this light, the provocative title is mainly expressing Nietzsche's animus toward Christianity, as such. The majority of the book is a systematic, logical and detailed attack upon the interpretations of Christ's words by St. Paul and those who followed him.

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"Bombastic, acerbic, and coldly analytical, The Anti-Christ exemplifies the muscularity of thought that surrounds the Nietzsche legend."  —Cletus Nelson, Eye

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ISBN-13:
9781257168194
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Lulu.com
Publication date:
05/06/2011
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NOOK Book
File size:
487 KB

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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 - 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony, and aphorism.

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The Anti-Christ 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Was an enjoyable read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A must read for those who accept the truth. Sometimes a bit of animosity peers through his writing though. Seems at times to be jaded which makes me question his motive; attack or simply objective observation?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still think it is the worst sort of egotistical drivel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Um hello? God is dead.