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The death of God : an investigation into the history of the Western concept of God

Author: Frederiek Depoortere
Publisher: London : T & T Clark, 2008.
Series: T & T Clark theology.
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"How did the idea of the 'Death of God' come about, where were its origins? Frederiek Depoortere presents a fascinating investigation into the history of the concept of God through Greek philosophy, Mediaeval theology and the Reformation to Early Modern philosophy. He proves that the roots of modern secularism can be traced back to the epistemology of the first metaphysicians of Greek philosophy and the Christian  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Depoortere, Frederiek.
Death of God.
London : T & T Clark, 2008
(OCoLC)763638391
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederiek Depoortere
ISBN: 9780567032720 0567032728
OCLC Number: 156830917
Description: xi, 207 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Have we taken Nietzsche seriously enough? --
Nietzsche's proclamation of the death of God revisited --
Elements from the history of the western concept of God from its Greek origins until the fourteenth century --
Descartes, divine omnipotence, and the theological origins of modernity --
Modern science and the disappearance of God from western culture --
Luther, Hegel, and the death of God --
General conclusion.
Series Title: T & T Clark theology.
Responsibility: Frederiek Depoortere.
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Presents an investigation into the history of the concept of God through Greek philosophy, Mediaeval theology, the Reformation to Early Modern philosophy. This book proves that the roots of modern  Read more...

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