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Satan and Apocalypse
Satan and Apocalypse (December 2017)
And Other Essays in Political Theology
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author

Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.

In this series of essays, Thomas J. J. Altizer explores the Christian epic as the site of modern revolutionary apocalyptic reenactments and renewals of the original apocalypse enacted by Jesus Christ and primitive Christianity. Beginning with the pivotal seventeenth-century figures Milton and Spinoza, Alt...(Read More)
 
 
Resurrecting the Death of God
Resurrecting the Death of God (May 2014)
The Origins, Influence, and Return of Radical Theology
Daniel J. Peterson - Editor
G. Michael Zbaraschuk - Editor
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Afterword

Considers the legacy and future of radical theology.

In 1966, an infamous Time magazine cover asked “Is God Dead?” and brought the ideas of theologians William Hamilton and Thomas J. J. Altizer to the wider public. In the years that followed, both men suffered professionally and there was no notable increase to the small number of thinkers considered death of God theologians. Meanwhile, Christ...(Read More)
 
 
The Call to Radical Theology
The Call to Radical Theology (November 2012)
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author
Lissa McCullough - Edited and with an introduction by
David E. Klemm - Foreword by

The major death-of-God theologian explores the meaning and purpose of radical theology.

In The Call to Radical Theology, Thomas J. J. Altizer meditates on the nature of radical theology and calls readers to undertake the vocation of radical theology as a way of living a fully examined life. In fourteen essays, he explores how the death of God in modernity and the dissolution of divine authority have free...(Read More)
 
 
Living the Death of God
Living the Death of God (May 2006)
A Theological Memoir
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author
Mark C. Taylor - Foreword by


The eminent death-of-God theologian traces his lifelong search for a theory that is contemporary yet biblical.

Theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer became both famous and infamous as the chief spokesman for death-of-God theology in the 1960s. In the years that followed, he has created a theological tradition that has influenced all succeeding generations of theologians. Living the Death of God ...(Read More)
 
 
Godhead and the Nothing
Godhead and the Nothing (July 2003)
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author

An eminent theologian argues that nothingness is necessary in order to fully actualize the Godhead.

Eminent theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer breaks new ground by exploring the ultimate transfiguration of the Godhead as a question of the Nihil or nothingness and God. The Nihil is essential to the full actualization of the Godhead in that it fully occurs in both a primordial and an apocalyptic sacrifice of the Godhead. V...(Read More)
 
 
The Contemporary Jesus
The Contemporary Jesus (February 1997)
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author

Integrates a contemporary understanding of Jesus with the most powerful, imaginative visions of Jesus in philosophy, literature, and religion.

The Contemporary Jesus is the first critical study integrating a contemporary understanding of Jesus with the most powerful, imaginative visions of Jesus in our history. The book imaginatively engages many views of Jesus: an apocalyptic Jesus, gnostic Jesus, Buddhist Jesus, Pauline Jesus,...(Read More)
 
 
History as Apocalypse
History as Apocalypse (June 1985)
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author

History as Apocalypse is a reenactment of the history of the Western consciousness from the Homeric and Biblica revolutions through Finnegans Wake. This occurs through a historical, literary, and theological analysis of the Christian epic tradition. While attention is focused primarily upon Dante, Milton, Blake, and Joyce, the Classical and Biblical foundations of the Christian epic are explored with the intention of discovering an o...(Read More)
 
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