Nietzsche, God, and the Jews: His Critique of Judeo-Christianity in Relation to the Nazi Myth

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Combining biography and a careful analysis of Nietzsche’s writings from 1844-1900, this book explores Nietzsche’s critique of Christianity, Judaism, and antisemitism. The first part of the book is concerned with psychological aspects and biographical elements. Part Two focuses on the ethical and political aspects of Nietzsche’s views as presented in his mature writings: Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Toward the Genealogy of Morals, and the Antichrist.
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Overview

Combining biography and a careful analysis of Nietzsche’s writings from 1844-1900, this book explores Nietzsche’s critique of Christianity, Judaism, and antisemitism. The first part of the book is concerned with psychological aspects and biographical elements. Part Two focuses on the ethical and political aspects of Nietzsche’s views as presented in his mature writings: Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Toward the Genealogy of Morals, and the Antichrist.
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Combines biography and analysis of Nietzche's writing from 1844-1900, exploring his critique of Christianity, Judaism, and antisemitism. Discusses psychological, ethical, and political aspects as presented in Nietzche's mature writing--Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Toward the Genealogy of Morals, and the Antichrist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791421369
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 993,743
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Abbreviations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Nietzsche's Life and Cultural Christianity, 1844-1900

1. Nietzsche's Early Years and the Break with Wagner

2. Zarathustra's World contra the Sister's

3. Christianity, Culture, and the Volk

Part II: The Mature Writings, 1883-1888

4. Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Creation, Redemption, and the Birth of a Dancing Star

5. Toward the Genealogy of Morals: The Dionysian Drama of the Destiny of the Soul

6. Antichrist: The Justice of Yahweh versus the Judgment of Christ

Conclusion: The Nazis' Mythologizing of Nietzsche

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

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