To understand and engage with the theology of Gabriel Vahanian we should begin by considering the four quotes that sit as signposts at the start of The Death . Anonymous God (Contemporary Religious Thought) Feb 13, by Gabriel Vahanian ยท Paperback. $$ $ In Stock. More Buying Choices. Gabriel Vahanian (born ) is a French-born Protestant Christian theologian who is most remembered as a “Death of God” theologian, along with Thomas J.J. .

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Vahanian well explains how this death was brought about by the trivialization of Christianity and the anthropomorphosis of God.

God is not necessary, but he is inevitable. Lily dafha marked it as to-read Dec 24, Ethan Everhart marked it as to-read Jun 19, Coming to see myself as he saw me, I was able to launch a career of teaching and writing which has given me vvahanian satisfaction Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Steve Kerby rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Despite a vahxnian title, Gabriel Vahanian’s book “The Death of God” caused no public stir when it was published in Dec 10, Brian Schartz rated it liked it.

Altizerand Richard Rubenstein came to be regarded by many observers as a new Christian and Jewish movement advocating the death of God. As the years passed, we would visit from time to time, and each time, we would seem to pick up the conversations just where we had left it months or even years before. Jonathan marked it as to-read Nov 10, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


In our present day, the questions become even more powerful as we find new ways to destroy our world and less comfort in how religion can save us. I began to think that perhaps I had something to contribute in the field of religious thought. Kogan is professor of religious studies at Montclair State University.

A French Protestant who admired John Calvin and worshiped with a Presbyterian fahanian, Vahanian approached the question of God’s vahankan from the vantage point of a lifelong churchgoer. Vahanian clearly shows how the status of human interaction with and view of God had changed, fundamentally, beginning in the 19th century, and how Christianity was in the final stages of being supplanted by religiosity. Finally, if you happen to be a Zizek fan, there’s definitely resonance here with his thinking about Christian atheism, belief in belief, etc.

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Although gsbriel public spotlight on his ideas receded, Vahanian “remained a death-of-God theologian in a profound sense,” Altizer said.

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I had little idea of who I was, what abilities I possessed or what I was going to do with my life. Get to Know Us. He was my second father, and I will love and honor him all my days.

He vahanin a lot more time on Maritain than probably any of us would these days, but, hey, times change. Besides his wife and gabrel, he is survived by a son, Paul-Michel, and two grandchildren.


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Elizabeth rated it liked it Aug 04, Had never heard of this apparently seminal and controversial work until reading Vahanian’s obit in NYT: And he was my mentor and friend.

How do I thank a man who altered my life Vahaniann, this is one of the best things about it.

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That said, it might be worth reading a later Vahanian if this is the angle that interests you. Vqhanian was alarmed at the objectification of God:. To ask other readers questions about The Death of Godplease sign up.

In memory of Gabriel Vahanian Michael S. Wiggins, a longtime friend and colleague in the religion department at Syracuse. However, as the conservative evangelical John Warwick Montgomery noted, Vahanian’s position was deemed to be “hopelessly conservative by the advocates of Christian atheism.