Humanism and the Death of God Hardback

Searching for the Good After Darwin, Marx, and Nietzsche

by Ronald E. Osborn;

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Humanism and the Death of God

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Humanism and the Death of God is a critical exploration of secular humanism and its discontents. Through close readings of three exemplary nineteenth-century philosophical naturalists or materialists, who perhaps more than anyone set the stage for our contemporary quandaries when it comes to questions of human nature and moral obligation, Ronald E. Osborn argues that "the death of God" ultimately tends toward the death of liberal understandings of the human as well. Any fully persuasive defense of humanistic values-including the core humanistic concepts of inviolable dignity, rights, and equality attaching to each individual-requires an essentially religious vision of personhood. Osborn shows such a vision is found in an especially dramatic and historically consequential way in the scandalous particularity of the Christian narrative of God becoming a human. He does not attempt to provide logical proofs for the central claims of Christian humanism along the lines some philosophers might demand.
Instead, this study demonstrates how philosophical naturalism or materialism, and secular humanisms and anti-humanisms, might be persuasively read from the perspective of a classically orthodox Christian faith.

Humanism and the Death of God by Ronald E. Osborn was published by Oxford University Press in January 2017. The ISBN for Humanism and the Death of God is 9780198792482.

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Details for Humanism and the Death of God

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press (January 2017)
Number of Pages240
Thickness21 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code4450038
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