Nietzsche is one of the most misunderstood thinkers in history. These misunderstandings run even deeper with Christians, who often-and merely-understand him as radical atheist whose ideas are not simply unchristian, but violently opposed to Christianity. While there can be no delusions about Nietzsche's dislike of Christianity, Lucy Huskinson in An Introduction to Nietzsche wants to clarify what is true about Nietzsche's thought, and show how is "revaluation" of values is not new way of determining "values" but a genuine search, indeed a desperate search, for a way of relating to the world in meaningful way. Thus, this book serves a bridge to Nietzsche for Christians who are willing to give him a listen and attempt to understand what he has said, verses what has become myth.
An accessible short introduction to the man who declared "God is dead."
What can Christians learn from the man who declared that "God is dead"? Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) has often been referred to as one of the first existential philosophers and is perhaps best-known for challenging the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. Lucy Huskinson rescues Nietzsche's religious perspective from the murky misunderstandings that surround his confusing work and makes the philosopher's difficult thought process accessible to a wide audience. She engages Nietzsche's affirmative religious thinking, opens the gates to a world previously--and unjustifiably--locked to believers, and highlights what that world has to offer Christians.
Students and curious laypeople will appreciate this introduction to a key figure of modern Western thought.
Lucy Huskinson (PhD, University of Essex) is lecturer in philosophy and psychology of religion at the University of Bangor and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. She is the author of Nietzsche and Jung: The Whole Self in the Union of Opposites and Dreaming the Myth Onwards: New Directions in Jungian Therapy and Thought.
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