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The SPCK Introduction to Nietzsche

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SPCK 2009

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Overview

This is the first introductory book on Nietzsche to engage explicitly with his affirmative religious perspective and highlight what exactly Christians can learn from it. Friedrich Nietzsche, a key figure of modern and postmodern Western thought, is associated with many slogans and buzzwords—perhaps most famously, “God is Dead.” This introduction rescues Nietzsche’s religious project from the murky misunderstandings that surround his confusing work. By engaging with his affirmative religious perspective and highlighting what exactly can be learned from it, this book makes his often complex and difficult thinking accessible to a wide audience.

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Key Features

  • Introduces the life and ideas of this key figure in postmodern and Western thought
  • Analyzes Nietzsche’s thinking from a Christian perspective
  • Discusses the lasting effect of this influential individual

Contents

  • Antichrist Versus Anti-Life
  • The Death of God
  • Nietzsche’s Faith: The Revaluation of Values
  • Testing Faith: Redeeming Christians from Themselves

Praise for the Print Edition

Finally, an introduction to Nietzsche from a Christian perspective that presents the reader with a thoughtful, charitable, and reliable interpretation! While Huskinson rightly realizes that Nietzsche is a thinker who calls out to be read on one’s own and that all interpretations of his thought are partially reflections of the reader, her introduction is without doubt an excellent entrée to Nietzsche.

Bruce Ellis Benson, professor, Wheaton College

To produce a brief introduction to Nietzsche’s thought, given its breadth, depth, and complexity, is an almost impossible task—especially when writing for a Christian audience. Lucy Huskinson has managed it intelligently and with tact, yet without weakening the force of Nietzsche’s trenchant criticisms.

—Graham Parkes, professor, University College Cork

For a philosopher who proclaimed he was dead, Nietzsche has much to say about God. This crisp and clear account is an ideal introduction for students and the general reader to this important—and controversial—figure.

—Paul Bishop, professor, University of Glasgow

Product Details

  • Title: The SPCK Introduction to Nietzsche
  • Author: Lucy Huskinson
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 128

About Lucy Huskinson

Lucy Huskinson is lecturer in philosophy of religion at Bangor University. She is also a qualified psychodynamic counselor and a visiting fellow at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex. She is the author of Nietzsche and Jung: The Whole Self in the Union of Opposites and the editor of Dreaming the Myth Onwards: New Directions in Jungian Therapy and Thought.