God After the Death of God: Postmodern Echoes of Pre-Modern Thought|
The proclamation is well known: Nietzsche┐s madman cries throughout the marketplace that "God himself is dead, and we have killed him." This message has appeared on magazine covers, tee shirts, and coffee mugs, but what, exactly, does it mean? Which "God" is it that "we" have killed, and how? Even more puzzlingly, how is it that Christian thought is not entirely disabled by this claim? This advanced seminar will explore various post-Nietzschean attempts to come to terms with the eclipse of the very source of traditional Christian thinking, and will track the ways in which these strategies resonate with pre-modern, "mystical" theologies.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selections from Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, Meister Eckhart, and Teresa of Avila
Pseudo-Dionysius, THE MYSTICAL THEOLOGY
Marion, Jean-Luc, GOD WITHOUT BEING
Taylor, Mark C., ERRING
Dillard, Annie, HOLY THE FIRM
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Full attendance and participation, weekly response papers, two longer essays.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Critical Disciplines" requirement for the department major.
|Instructor(s): Rubenstein,Mary-Jane Victoria Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: DAC300; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 2||FR: 0|
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