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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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. In addition, vahamian book really gabriwl upon the challenge of existentialism to those who practice Christianity.

This religiosity Vahanian names as idolatry, a belief in belief rather than anything more authentic. That message found a receptive audience as the ’60s unfolded in one convulsion after another — the assassination of a president and struggles over the war in Vietnam, civil rights and free speech.

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By the middle of the decade, however, a massive upheaval was underway in American society and Vahanian, a little-known Syracuse University professor of religion, found himself at the center of a furious national debate. How do I thank a man who altered my life Vijay Veeraraghavan marked it as to-read Sep 17, Dec 06, Jeffd rated it really liked it.

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At Syracuse he held the Eliphalet Remington chair in Religion from toand then the Jeanette Kittredge Watson chair in Religion fromand founded in and was the first director of the graduate studies program in religion. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. Vince marked it as to-read Jul 09, Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and gabriell a new or current image and biography.


Gabriel Vahanian at Syracuse University in Sure, sure, it seems obvious now, but the s in America were the site of a seeming “revival”. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Had never heard of this apparently seminal and controversial work until reading Vahanian’s obit in NYT: Tapji Garba marked it as to-read Mar 12, Rifqi added it Dec 21, May 08, Maximiliano rated it it was amazing.

Get to Know Us. This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat September 16, Elaine Woo. Stanley marked it as to-read Dec 02, 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.

Time had named him one of the four best-known theologians of the movement, which, according to the magazine, argued it was “no longer possible to think about or believe in a transcendent God who acts in human history” and that Christianity “will have to survive, if at all, without him.

That said, it might be worth reading a later Vahanian if this is the angle that interests you. He doesn’t view modern society as being without religion but rather as being post-Christian. He spends a lot more time on Maritain than probably any of us would these days, but, hey, times change. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Margaret added it Jun 04, The world does not possess so many men of genius that it can afford to lose even one.

The question at the time was whether we had arrived in a post-Christian era — a salient question as we This is an excellent book — but don’t get it confused with Nietzsche’s writings about ‘God is Dead’. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


This is an excellent book — but don’t get it confused with Nietzsche’s writings about ‘God is Dead’. He introduced me to the high drama and intense intellectual stimulation of brilliant classroom teaching, to the excitement of great ideas, and, most of all, to myself. Books by Gabriel Vahanian. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

In memory of Gabriel Vahanian

Provide feedback about this page. Amazon Habriel Refurbished products with a warranty. Photo by Susan Kahn. Jay B rated it liked it Jun 24, Return to Book Page. L’Eglise et la technique Cogitatio fidei French Edition. Sep 10, Tom marked it as to-read Shelves: He is wholly other and wholly present.

John rated it really liked it Feb 09, Elizabeth Hills marked it gabrifl to-read Dec 25, The following remembrance is by Michael Kogan ’63, G’77, who endowed a graduate support fund in religion at SU in honor of Vahanian. 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. Vahanian expressed his understanding of the “death of God” as happening when God is turned into a cultural artifact.

He also became a key figure in the study of religion and literature. One French Protestant contemporary of his was the lay theologian and social critic Jacques Ellul.

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