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Gazing Through a Prism Darkly$
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B. Keith Putt

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230457

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823230457.001.0001

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Appropriating Westphal Appropriating Nietzsche

Merold Westphal as a Theological Resource

(p.61) Appropriating Westphal Appropriating Nietzsche
Gazing Through a Prism Darkly

Bruce Ellis Benson

Fordham University Press

This chapter focuses on Merold Westphal's analysis of the views of Friedrich Nietzsche about faith and theology (through Nietzsche's Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism). It discusses how these views are appropriated, and how Christians and other religious people could learn from them. Other topics that are discussed in the chapter include ressentiment (resentment, hostility), and perversions of pity and love.

Keywords:   Merold Westphal, Friedrich Nietzsche, ressentiment, pity, love, faith, theology, resentment, hostility

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