Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

by Bernard Schweizer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199751389
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/05/2010
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bernard Schweizer is Associate Professor of English at Long Island University. He is the author of Rebecca West: Heroism, Rebellion, and the Female Epic and Radicals on the Road: The Politics of English Travel Writing in the 1930s.

Table of Contents



Part One: A Brief History of Misotheism

Part Two: Six Case Studies in Literary Misotheism

Absolute Misotheism I
Paganism, Radicalism, and Algernon Swinburne's War With God

Agonistic Misotheism I
Faith, Doubt, and Zora Neale Hurston's Secret War Against God

Agonistic Misotheism II
Bad Fathers, Historical Crises, and Rebecca West's Fluctuating Attitude Towards God

Agonistic Misotheism III
Divine Apathy, the Holocaust, and Elie Wiesel Wrestling With God

Absolute Misotheism II
Perverse Worshippers, Divine Artists, and Peter Shaffer's Plots Against God

Absolute Misotheism III
Children, Deicide, and Philip Pullman's Liberal Crusade against God



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Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Daniel Wright More than 1 year ago
The author provides a very readable summary of the history of misotheism in the first half of the book and discussion of some relatively recent literary examples of misotheism in the second. As a lay person, I found it completely comprehensible. What I appreciated most was the objective treatment of the topic by the author. Even though theists might be challenged by the examples of misotheism cited, it would be hard to accuse the author of misotheism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago