Mod2Session4-God is

Mod2Session4-God is - Module II Session 4 "God Is...

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Module II Session 4 "God Is Dead”
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Highlights of module II • Did you know that modern atheists were not the first ones who proclaimed “God’s death”? • Did you know that some thinkers have recruited the great atheists – Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, and even Sartre – to sharpen our religious awareness, and so have called them “the theologians” of secular sin or suspicion? • What does the human desire to be “God” teach us about ourselves?
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“God is Dead” Read: Nietzsche, “God is Dead.” From Joyful Wisdom, in Stewart: 60-65 The essay by Nietzsche from the blackboard list of additional readings. Do not forget to study the questions on p. 65!
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16 th Century Russian Orthodox Icon of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
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Marc Chagall, “The White Crucifixion” (1938) (Art Institute, Chicago)
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“God is Dead” From the Easter Proclamation to the Hermeneutics of Suspicion Hermeneutics (derived from the name of the Greek god, Hermes, who was a messenger, the word means the discipline of interpretation or reading of texts). Hermeneutics of suspicion = when the term is applied to religion, it means a religious doubt. The term refers to the interpretative contexts for the emergence of the philosophy of religion in the 19 th and 20 th centuries; it records a philosophical doubt regarding the classical
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