The Death of God: The Culture of Our Post-Christian Era
Literary Licensing, LLC, 2011 - 286 pages
The death of God began, according to Vahanian, the moment Western man started to compromise with the Biblical concept of God transcendent, and to merge the identity of the Godhead with the identity of humankind. From this compromise evolved the belief in the possibility of heaven on earth, in human perfectibility, in the expectation that man, both individually and collectively, can control his termporal fate. Today, as a consequence, Western society not only exalts all possible material comforts, but requires as well easy, guaranteed, status-assuring religious affiliations. The present search for "inner security" is in direct opposition to the toleration of doubt that tests the strength of genuine religious faith. And Vahanian shows how our spiritual decline is reflected in much of the most important imaginative writing of today.
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Review: The Death of GodUser Review - Brian Schartz - Goodreads
Vahanian well explains how this death was brought about by the trivialization of Christianity and the anthropomorphosis of God. He doesn't view modern society as being without religion but rather as ... Read full review
Review: The Death of GodUser Review - Goodreads
Had never heard of this apparently seminal and controversial work until reading Vahanian's obit in NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/edu...