The Death of God: The Culture of Our Post-Christian Era

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Literary Licensing, LLC, Jul 1, 2011 - 286 pages
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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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Paul Ramsey was a distinguished writer on bioethics and served as Harrington Spear Pain Professor of Religion at Princeton University. He is regarded by many as one of the most important ethicists of the twentieth century. The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network created the Paul Ramsey Award in his honor, which is given annually to a person that has and is deeply impacting the bioethics discussion.

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