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God After the Death of God: Postmodern Echoes of Premodern Thought

RELI 304
Spring 2013 not offered
Crosslisting: MDST 305
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

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, T-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 premodern, mystical theologies.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RELI)

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