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Ecce homo: Some reflections on Nietzsche and the crucified

Friedrich Nietzsche was among the most unforgettable philosophers of the 19th century. He was wild in just about every way. He was wild in appearance – an unruly mustache and an intense stare. That is, at least, how he appears in the painted and photographic images. He was famously wild in living, and whether he died of syphilis or cancer is beside the point. Moreover, his ideas were extraordinary; Nietzsche was not your run of…

Henri de Lubac, the Bitter Fruit of Old Atheism, and Christian Humanism

Henri de Lubac lived and worked during some of the most violent and confused years in modern European history. In addition to the losses caused by the several wars that ravaged Europe, the violent events of the early twentieth century led to an acute emotional and intellectual anxiety for many citizens of the continent. The First World War, in particular, brought European confidence in unending technological and moral progress to a halt.[i] In 1922, the…

For My Atheist Friends – Nominalism, Atheism, Modern Christian Confusion

A great change occurred in the late medieval era that had the effect of domesticating God, at least in the minds of some. Whereas God was understood to be transcendent and incomprehensible, but still knowable through participation, the domesticated God of modern deism, atheism, and christian fundamentalism is merely one being among others, though of greater power and proportion. Brad Gregory describes this philosophical change, which resides at the core of so much philosophical trouble. According…

On the not so “New” Atheism

In recent years, atheist critics of religion have worked hard to get their message out. Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and a host of others have published popular books attacking theistic belief, and they’ve done a nice job promoting their work via television interviews, public debates, lecture tours, and the like. Generally speaking, the arguments of the “New Atheists,” as they are often called, are not so new at all. Indeed, anyone who…

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