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Nietzsche and the Gods by John J. Stuhr
Citations And Professional Reviews Nietzsche and the Gods by Weaver Santaniello & John J. Stuhr has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Studio: State University of New York Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Oct 5, 2001
Publisher State University of New York Press
ISBN 0791451143 ISBN13 9780791451144
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More About Weaver Santaniello & John J. Stuhr
Weaver Santaniello is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Penn State Berks. She is the author of Nietzsche, God, and the Jews: His Critique of Judeo-Christianity in Relation to the Nazi Myth, and is the coeditor, with Jacob Golomb and Ronald Lehrer, of Nietzsche and Depth Psychology, both published by SUNY Press, and with Lallene J. Rector, of Psychological Perspectives and the Religious Quest: Essays in Honor of Orlo Strunk, Jr.
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Overcoming and overcoming religion Apr 18, 2002
This is a dynamite collection by English-language scholars drawing primarily on English-language research. The essays are arranged logically, and deal with major religious traditions and mmajor issues in traditional religions. All reflect solid scholarship and persuasively argue their cases, and the essays interesect in myriad interesting ways. This book is a needed antidote to the students and scholars who read and write as though Nietzsche simply dismissed religion. The editor's introduction provides a thoughtful introduction to the topic, and the brief foreword is especially clever--and filled with ideas that are followed out in the book's contributions. Persons who want to read Nietzsche through Heidegger or contemporary Continental thought may not find much the like; at the same time, the book demonstrates the value of not reading Nietzsche exclusively in this way. Finally, the book is no doubt especially useful for persons who find their religious beliefs challenged or shaken by reading Nietzsche; this book provides a thoughtful, articulate next step to persons who have been made stronger by that challenge. Nicely done!
Silly Cover, and the Content.... Feb 26, 2002
This anthology of essays on the relationship of Nietzsche's thought to the major world religions is deeply flawed. Although the conception of this book is excellent and its organization into chapters on Nietzsche's relationship to five of the world's major religions is clear enough, this anthology has many problems. Few of the essays take recent scholarship on Nietzsche into consideration; only one of the essays seriously consults German sources; none of the authors seems to have consulted scholarship in French on the relationship between Nietzsche and the sacred; the Select Bibliography disregards most of the landmarks in Nietzsche scholarship over the last fifty years. Because of the inherently interesting nature of this subject, an ordinary, non-specialist reader might find some of the essays interesting, but few serious students of European philosophy will have much to learn from these essays. The "Foreword" of this book, written by John J. Stuhr, is a mannered imitation of the style of Nietzsche's Ecce Homo and has little to do with the actual content of the anthologized essays. Finally, the cover photo of a demented Nietzsche with a crown of thorns will mislead non-specialized readers.