Theology: The God Is Dead Movement

The "God Is Dead" Movement We must recognize that the death of God is a historical event: God has died in our time, in our history, in our existence.

The words would seem shocking enough coming from someone like Jean-Paul Sartre. As it happens, they were written not by a moody French existentialist but by Thomas J. J. Altizer, 38, associate professor of religion at Atlanta's Emory University, a Methodist school. Moreover, Altizer is not alone in proclaiming his "atheism." Today, one of the most hotly debated trends in U.S. Protestant seminaries is...

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