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Redeeming Nietzsche

On the Piety of Unbelief

By Giles Fraser

Routledge – 2002 – 208 pages

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Description

Best known for having declared the death of God, Nietzsche was a thinker thoroughly absorbed in the Christian tradition in which he was born and raised. Yet while the atheist Nietzsche is well known, the pious Nietzsche is seldom recognized and rarely understood. Redeeming Nietzsche examines the residual theologian in the most vociferous of atheists.

Giles Fraser demonstrates that although Nietzsche rejected God, he remained obsessed with the question of human salvation. Examining his accounts of art, truth, morality and eternity, Nietzsche's thought is revealed to be

Reviews

"Redeeming Nietzshe is a refreshing and enjoyable book, which is much to be recommended for it's many new insights on the theme of Nietzsche and Christianity." - Oliver Davies, Church Times

Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Holy Nietzsche 2. The Orientation of Nietzsche's Question of God 3. Facing the Truth, Outfacing the Horror 4. Redeeming Redemption 5. Parables of Innocence and Judgement 6. Salvation, Kitsch and the Denial of Shit 7. Sacrifice and the Logic of Exclusion 8. A Fear of the Other

Author Bio

Giles Fraser is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Wadham College, University of Oxford. He is also the Vicar of Putney.

Name: Redeeming Nietzsche: On the Piety of Unbelief (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Giles Fraser. Best known for having declared the death of God, Nietzsche was a thinker thoroughly absorbed in the Christian tradition in which he was born and raised. Yet while the atheist Nietzsche is well known, the pious Nietzsche is seldom recognized and rarely...
Categories: Philosophy of Religion, Christianity, Christian Theology