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Hegel on the Death of God: The Inseparability of Love and Anguish

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on Hegel’s treatment of the death of God as an affirmative theological thesis. Hegel retrieves the classical Christian theology of the cross that has been obscured by Christian ... More


The Long Goodbye

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter surveys the history of modern radical theology from John Robinson through the theology of the Death of God, to deconstruction and radical orthodoxy. It argues that even when positioning ... More


Introduction: Questioning a Familiar Theme

Paul S. Fiddes

in The Creative Suffering of God

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263470
eISBN:
9780191682568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263470.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter briefly deals with the weakness of God and the universal scope of God's suffering. The first section examines the basic issues of the supreme and universal suffering of God. One ... More


The Corporation and the Common Good: Biopolitics and the Death of God

Elijah Prewitt-Davis

in Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268436
eISBN:
9780823272532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268436.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This essay examines the biopolitical forces of corporations under late global capitalism, particularly how corporations come to serve as a ground for subjectivity after the death of God. By drawing ... More


Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Robert R. Williams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores convergences between Hegel and Nietzsche on four themes: (1) Philosophies of tragedy that overcome the traditional suppression and exclusion of tragedy by both philosophy and ... More


Nietzsche on the Death of God and Eternal Recurrence

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In Nietzsche’s view the God who is dead is the moral God; for Nietzsche the moral God is the Christian God. So his account of the death of God is anti-Christian. Nietzsche’s critique of the herd ... More


Introduction: Atheisms Today

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter argues that the term ‘atheism’ no longer adequately describes the moves being made in contemporary French thought to follow the death of God, and that the term ‘atheism’ is ... More


Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Theodicy

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

After the death of the moral God, both Hegel and Nietzsche continue to grapple with the theodicy question, not as a defense of the justice and goodness of God in the face of evil, but understood in a ... More


Being after the Death of God: Heidegger from Theo- to Onto-logos

John H. Smith

in Dialogues between Faith and Reason: The Death and Return of God in Modern German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449277
eISBN:
9780801463273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449277.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Martin Heidegger's views about the death of God within the context of the logos and what he calls the “history of Being.” It considers how Heidegger arrives at his rethinking of ... More


Nietzsche: Logos against Itself and the Death of God

John H. Smith

in Dialogues between Faith and Reason: The Death and Return of God in Modern German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449277
eISBN:
9780801463273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449277.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Friedrich Nietzsche's inherent logic or logos (“internalizing movement”), which he lays bare within the history of Christianity. It argues that Nietzsche's genealogical argument ... More


The Recognitive Personhood of Absolute Spirit

Robert R. Williams

in Hegel on the Proofs and the Personhood of God: Studies in Hegel's Logic and Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198795223
eISBN:
9780191836527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795223.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the 1824 Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, Hegel’s discussion of the ontological proof leads directly into the metaphysical concept of God and his account of Christianity reconstructed from ... More


Introduction: Logos, Religion, and Rationality

John H. Smith

in Dialogues between Faith and Reason: The Death and Return of God in Modern German Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449277
eISBN:
9780801463273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449277.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the connection between faith and reason by focusing on the death and return of God in modern German thought. It considers, in a historical context, how God can return from the ... More


Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book shows how contemporary French philosophy is rethinking the legacy of the death of God in ways that take the debate beyond the narrow confines of atheism into the much broader domain of ... More


The Impossible Possibility of Ethics

Thomas J. J. Altizer

in Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230877
eISBN:
9780823235612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230877.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the challenges to entrenched systems of authority implicit in Wyschogrod's calls to other-centered ethics become really possible only when the ... More


Idolatry of Facts: Nietzsche

Tom Vandeputte

in Critique of Journalistic Reason: Philosophy and the Time of the Newspaper

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823290260
eISBN:
9780823297122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823290260.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

“What is precisely most valuable about philosophy,” Nietzsche writes in one of his early notebooks, “is to constantly teach the counter-doctrine to everything journalistic (die Gegenlehre alles ... More


Theology

Jean-Luc Marion

in The Rigor of Things: Conversations with Dan Arbib

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275755
eISBN:
9780823277124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275755.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explains the distinction between the notion of the idol and that of the icon. It evaluates the significance and meaning of the “death of God,” as announced by Nietzsche. Marion shows how ... More


The Myth of Absence

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

"The Myth of Absence,” traces the myth that the philosophes and the mechanistic cosmology had eliminated the divine. It demonstrates that several key mythemes—the mythless age, the de-divination of ... More


The Sadean Violence of the Kantian Other

Tina Beattie

in Theology after Postmodernity: Divining the Void--A Lacanian Reading of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199566075
eISBN:
9780191747359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566075.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Lacan argues that the Marquis de Sade represents the destructive force that arises from the empty formalism of Kant’s moral law. This chapter explores Lacan’s dystopian critique of the Sadean ... More


Bataille, Teilhard de Chardin, and the Death of God

Allan Stoekl

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This essay attempts to consider Bataille’s notion of the “death of God” from the perspective of the Internet. The connection might not be absurd, given that Bataille’s double in his thinking of a ... More


World Loss or Heart Failure: Pedagogies of Estrangement in Harrison and Nancy

Thomas A. Carlson

in With the World at Heart: Studies in the Secular Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226617367
eISBN:
9780226617671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617671.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Heidegger's thinking of the heart can be read to entail, this chapter argues, not only a reception and revision of Augustine's interior intimo meo but also a related understanding of alienation, ... More


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