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 · 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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Carlos rated it liked it Sep 08, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. What he really battles in his writings rather gahanian God is the religiosity of the time he wrote this in and how the people who practiced it really took God out of the equation. Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by a son, Paul-Michel, and two grandchildren.

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Lucid, prescient book from arguing that Western culture is post-Christian. L’Eglise et la technique Cogitatio fidei French Edition. Finally, if you happen to be a Zizek fan, there’s definitely resonance here with his thinking about Christian atheism, belief in belief, etc. I think he gets vahania bit more bold as he goes along. With that inscription, he gave me more than a book; he gave me the gift of self-respect.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sure, sure, it seems obvious now, but the gabrie, in Vahanain were the site of a seeming “revival”. Lily dafha marked it as to-read Dec 24, Postulating the death of God brought death threats to the group, vananian also included Paul van Buren and William Hamilton.

Jonathan marked it as to-read Nov 10, That said, it might be worth reading a later Vahanian if this is the angle that interests you. Elizabeth Hills marked it as to-read Dec 25, Provide feedback about this page. Unlike others in the God-is-dead camp, Vahanian approached the issue as a cultural critic, looking for ways to talk about God in an increasingly secular world.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The book is rather wide-ranging, and Vahanian engages with quite a few authors and thinkers. His personal papers from the period — 71 are held in the archives of Syracuse University.

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Natalie Baer rated it liked it Aug 17, Wiggins, a longtime friend and colleague in the religion department at Syracuse. Kogan is professor of religious studies at Montclair State University.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Stanley marked it as to-read Dec 02, Views Read Edit View history. In addition, the book really touches upon the challenge of existentialism to those who practice Christianity. Rifqi added it Dec 21, I do not argue that Zizek has read Vahanian, but it does seem likely to me that Zizek at some point along the way has engaged with either Vahanian, or Altizer, or some of the other “death of God” theologians.


And he was my mentor and friend. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Had never heard of this gavriel seminal and controversial work until reading Vahanian’s obit in NYT: He is wholly other and wholly present. Matthew rated it really liked it Sep 21, The present religious world-view, as Vahanian sees it, is immanental whereas that of Christianity is transcendental.

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Learn more at Author Central. Christopher Rodkey rated it it was amazing Aug 26, Unlike others in the God-is-dead… Picasa. The obituary of theologian Gabriel Vahanian in the Sept. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Vahanian, a key thinker in what became known as the “death of God” movement, died of natural causes Aug. John rated it really liked it Feb 09, The world does not possess so many men of genius that it can afford to lose even one. He then served on gabgiel faculty of Syracuse University for 26 years.

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