God: Thoughts in an Age of Uncertainty / Edition 1

God: Thoughts in an Age of Uncertainty / Edition 1

by James M. Byrne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826451691

ISBN-13: 9780826451699

Pub. Date: 08/02/2001

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Modern men and women have seen Nietzche's proclamation of the death of God as a great liberation. Yet the death of old beliefs can cause us to feel that the world has grown colder.In this important new book, James Byrne explores how we can think creatively about God again. By engaging with philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Nietzsche, as well as

Overview

Modern men and women have seen Nietzche's proclamation of the death of God as a great liberation. Yet the death of old beliefs can cause us to feel that the world has grown colder.In this important new book, James Byrne explores how we can think creatively about God again. By engaging with philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Nietzsche, as well as contemporaries as varied as the Dalai Lama and journalist John Diamond, Byrne invites us to abandon naive ideas about God, and to think of God as something more than the idol of the church, philosophers, and theologians. In particular, he argues that taking God seriously means taking our own talk about God less seriously and in good humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826451699
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/02/2001
Series:
New Century Theology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
1God and the Self1
2The Sickness Unto Death?22
3On Not Knowing God40
4Facing the Wrath of God61
5Divine Consolation?78
6God, History, Contingency96
7God and the Cosmos116
8Beyond the Idol137
Conclusion159
References and Bibliography161
Index167

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