Nietzsche and the murder of God

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Abstract

Nietzsche's tortured relationship to the Christian God has received scant attention from commentators. In this paper I seek to map out the central lines a proper understanding of Nietzsche in this regard might take. I argue that fundamental in such an understanding is Nietzsche's profoundly corporeal moral vocabulary, and I trace connections between this vocabulary and Nietzsche's concern with cleanliness, his asceticism, and the notion of a sense of common humanity with others
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165 - 182
Number of pages18
JournalRELIGIOUS STUDIES
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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