n HTS : Theological Studies - Who is the "God" Nietzsche denied?

Volume 61, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



This article examines the reasons that brought Nietzsche to the point of declaring that God is dead, thus doubting the existence of God. Nietzsche's was a reaction to modernity's belief in progress as perceived through the philosophy of Hegel, while also being a reaction to the knowing subject of Descartes and Kant and the theology of Strauss. Nietzsche's quest was for a concept of God that would be free from human domination.

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