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God is Dead! -- Nietzsche's Attack on Christianity [NOOK Book]

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Nietzsche's attack on Christianity begins with this: When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: Is it really possible! This, for a Jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was God's son? The proof of such a claim is lacking. A god who begets children with a mortal woman; a sage who bids men work no more, have no more courts, but look for the signs of the impending end of the world; a justice that accepts the innocent as a vicarious sacrifice; someone who orders his ...
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God is Dead! -- Nietzsche's Attack on Christianity

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Nietzsche's attack on Christianity begins with this: When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: Is it really possible! This, for a Jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was God's son? The proof of such a claim is lacking. A god who begets children with a mortal woman; a sage who bids men work no more, have no more courts, but look for the signs of the impending end of the world; a justice that accepts the innocent as a vicarious sacrifice; someone who orders his disciples to drink his blood; prayers for miraculous interventions; sins perpetrated against a god, atoned for by a god; fear of a beyond to which death is the portal; the form of the cross as a symbol in a time that no longer knows the function and ignominy of the cross -- how ghoulishly all this touches us, as if from the tomb of a primeval past! Can one believe that such things are still believed?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015865646
  • Publisher: Shamrock Eden Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 506,167
  • File size: 109 KB

Meet the Author

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 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.

Nietzsche's key ideas include the "death of God", the √úbermensch, the eternal recurrence, the Apollonian and Dionysian dichotomy, perspectivism, and the will to power. Central to his philosophy is the idea of "life-affirmation", which involves questioning of all doctrines that drain life's expansive energies, however socially prevalent and radical those views might be. His influence remains substantial within philosophy, notably in existentialism, post-modernism, and post-structuralism, as well as outside it. His radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth has been the focus of extensive commentary, especially in the continental tradition.
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  • Posted November 6, 2014

    Good but a bit passe I've read other Nietzsche books and have fo

    Good but a bit passe
    I've read other Nietzsche books and have found them interesting. The only reason this one seems dated is only because of the course of the debate over the last few decades between people of faith and atheists. Still, as always, his insights are quite profound and his arguments are often quite sound.

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