Appropriating Westphal Appropriating Nietzsche

Bruce Ellis Benson

in Gazing Through a Prism Darkly

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230457
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235223 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Appropriating Westphal Appropriating Nietzsche

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This chapter focuses on Merold Westphal's analysis of the views of Friedrich Nietzsche about faith and theology (through Nietzsche's Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism). It discusses how these views are appropriated, and how Christians and other religious people could learn from them. Other topics that are discussed in the chapter include ressentiment (resentment, hostility), and perversions of pity and love.

Keywords: Merold Westphal; Friedrich Nietzsche; ressentiment; pity; love; faith; theology; resentment; hostility

Chapter.  6004 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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