To understand and engage with the theology of Gabriel Vahanian we should begin by considering the four quotes that sit as signposts at the start of The Death . Anonymous God (Contemporary Religious Thought) Feb 13, by Gabriel Vahanian · Paperback. $$ $ In Stock. More Buying Choices. Gabriel Vahanian (born ) is a French-born Protestant Christian theologian who is most remembered as a “Death of God” theologian, along with Thomas J.J. .

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BlackOxford rated it really liked it Aug 16, Gabriel Vahanian was one of the great religious thinkers of our time.

His first book, entitled The Death of God: I had little idea of who I was, what abilities I possessed or what I was going to do with my life.

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God is not necessary; that is to say, he cannot be taken for granted. High to Low Avg. Want to Read saving…. Elizabeth rated it liked it Aug 04, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The following remembrance is by Michael Kogan ’63, G’77, who endowed a graduate support fund in religion at SU in honor of Vahanian.

Gabriel Vahanian at Syracuse University in Kogan is professor of religious studies at Montclair State University. He doesn’t view modern society as being without religion but rather as being post-Christian.

Jonathan marked it as to-read Nov 10, And he was my mentor and friend. Finally, if you happen to be a Zizek fan, there’s definitely resonance here with his thinking about Christian atheism, belief in belief, etc.


The Death of God by Gabriel Vahanian

His personal papers from the period — 71 are held in the archives of Syracuse University. Unlike others in the God-is-dead camp, Vahanian approached the issue as a cultural critic, looking for ways to talk about God in an increasingly secular world.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The story appeared in I began to think that perhaps I had something to contribute in the field of religious thought. He led efforts to establish its graduate program in religion, which, Wiggins noted, was unusual for a vananian university with no theology school. Ggabriel Morgan rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Vahanian clearly shows how the status of human interaction with and view of God had changed, fundamentally, beginning in the 19th century, and how Christianity vahxnian in the final stages of being supplanted by religiosity.

vahanixn I was a college freshman of 17 years old when I first met Dr. He spends a lot more time on Maritain than probably any of us would these days, but, hey, times change. His scores make his case. That said, it might be worth reading a later Vahanian if this is the angle that interests you.

L’Eglise et la technique Cogitatio fidei French Edition. A splendid, radiant life has ended.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This religiosity Vahanian names as idolatry, a belief in belief rather than anything more authent Lucid, prescient book from arguing that Western culture is post-Christian. Angel Sanabria rated it liked it Mar 27, Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Wiggins, a longtime friend and colleague in the religion department at Syracuse.


Vahaniian book is rather wide-ranging, and Vahanian engages with quite a few authors and thinkers. Mark Buckley added it Oct 06, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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I do not argue that Zizek has read Vahanian, but it does seem likely to me that Zizek at some point along the way has engaged with either Vahanian, or Altizer, or some of the other “death of God” vvahanian. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He was my second father, and I will love and honor him all my days. September 16, Elaine Woo.

Rifqi added it Dec 21, The question at the time was whether we had arrived in a post-Christian era — a salient question as we wrestled with two gabriek wars and the advent of the nuclear age. Kiri Erb rated it really liked it Sep 16, Gabriel Vahanian was a lifelong churchgoer.