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The Guide to Gethsemane: Anxiety, Suffering, Death

Emmanuel Falque


Already widely debated upon its publication in French, this book offers a provocative account of Christ’s Passion in terms not of faith but of a “credible Christianity” that can remain meaningful to nonbelievers. For Falque, anxiety, suffering, and death are not simply the “ills” of our society but the essential horizon of what we confront as humans. Doubtful of Heidegger’s famous statement that the notion of salvation renders Christians unable authentically to experience anxiety in the face of death, Falque explores the Passion with a radical emphasis on the physicality and corporeality of Ch ... More

Keywords: anxiety, Christ, death, Passion, salvation, suffering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823281961
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823281961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emmanuel Falque, author
Institut Catholique de Paris