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The Resource Humanism and the death of God : searching for the good after Darwin, Marx, and Nietzsche, Ronald E. Osborn

Humanism and the death of God : searching for the good after Darwin, Marx, and Nietzsche, Ronald E. Osborn

Label
Humanism and the death of God : searching for the good after Darwin, Marx, and Nietzsche
Title
Humanism and the death of God
Title remainder
searching for the good after Darwin, Marx, and Nietzsche
Statement of responsibility
Ronald E. Osborn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'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
Cataloging source
YDX
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1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osborn, Ronald E.
Dewey number
211/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2747.6
LC item number
.O83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Marx, Karl
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Humanism
  • Secularization (Theology)
  • Death of God theology
  • Naturalism
  • Christianity
Label
Humanism and the death of God : searching for the good after Darwin, Marx, and Nietzsche, Ronald E. Osborn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Naturalism and nihilism -- Dignity after Darwin -- Rights after Marx -- Equality after Nietzsche -- Beyond humanism
Control code
ocn968563750
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780198792482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)968563750
Label
Humanism and the death of God : searching for the good after Darwin, Marx, and Nietzsche, Ronald E. Osborn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Naturalism and nihilism -- Dignity after Darwin -- Rights after Marx -- Equality after Nietzsche -- Beyond humanism
Control code
ocn968563750
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780198792482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)968563750

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