Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism. Bernard Schweizer. Oxford University Press, pp. $ hard cover. What might it mean to believe in the. Hating God has 46 ratings and 9 reviews. Rolando said: Schweizer’s book presents an amazingly new kettle of fish on the religious scene, which I have bee. . Download Citation on ResearchGate | Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism | This book uncovers something more radical than atheism: hostility against.
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I realised I wasn’t, and never had been, alone. End Matter Works Cited Index. In this revealing book, Bernard Schweizer looks at men and women who do not question God’s existence, but deny Schweizer’s use of the term misotheism was the first time I had seen such a word used in print, and it gave name to the personal sentiments I’d had for years sfory my relationship with God.
Trivia About Hating God: I simply love it! Review of “Hating God: Schweizer concludes that, despite their blasphemous thoughts, these people tend to be creative and moral individuals, and include such literary lights as Friedrich Nietzsche, Mark Twain, Zora Neale Hurston, Rebecca West, Elie Wiesel, and Philip Pullman.
While atheists such as Richard Dawkins have now become gos figures, there is another and perhaps darker strain of religious rebellion that has remained out of sight–people who hate God. As opposed to atheists who question the existence of God, misotheists acknowledge his existence but question his good will.
Six Case Studies in Literary Misotheism. Search my Subject Specializations: By probing the deeper mainsprings that cause rational, talented, moral people to become blasphemers, he offers answers to some of the most vexing questions that beset the human relationship with the divine.
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Jan 10, Andrew rated it it was amazing. But xtory is a testament to the rich potentialities of this book of literary history and criticism that scholars of religion will find so much upon which to draw. Many authors, who dare not voice their negative attitude to God openly, turn to fiction to give vent to it.
Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Sifting through a wide range of literary and historical works, Schweizer finds that people hate God for a variety of reasons. Some are motivated by social injustice, human misotheim, or natural catastrophes that God does not prevent. In this revealing book, Bernard Schweizer looks at men and women who do not question God’s existence, but deny that He is merciful, competent, or good.
Sttory, by probing the deeper mainsprings that cause sensible, rational, and moral beings to turn against God, Schweizer offers answers to some of the most vexing questions that beset human relationships with the divine. Feb 12, C. And while I do not know any other misotheists in my life, I think this is an essential text for anyone who who calls for the destruction or, alternatively, the changed nature of God to read.
Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism
University Press Scholarship Online. Oxford University Press, Front Matter Title Pages Dedication. Indeed, Schweizer provides many new and startling readings of literary masterpieces, highlighting the undercurrent of hatred for God. Subscriber Login Email Address. Hating God contains both a sweeping historical overview of the hostility against God and compelling case studies of six major authors who explore misotheistic themes: Choose your country or region Close.
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Quotes from Hating God: Was Shakespeare a crypto-Catholic, a Calvinist, a baiter of Puritans, a skeptic, or something else? Some blame God for their personal tragedies. Indeed, misotheists tend to conceal their hostility to God, even while they hint at it obsessively. The literary writers upon whom Schweizer focuses are not deniers of God; rather, they betray antagonistic relationships with a God that they variously see as indifferent, negligent, incompetent, cruel, or evil.
Eric Kysela rated it it was amazing Jun 02, In this revealing book, Bernard Schweizer looks at men and women who do not question God’s existence, syory deny that Haging is merciful, competent, or good.
Moreover, by probing the deeper mainsprings that cause sensible, rational, and moral beings to turn against God, Schweizer offers answers to some of the most vexing questions that beset human relationships with the divine. Schweizer’s book presents an amazingly new kettle of fish on the religious scene, which I have been studying academically for years.
When a book gives readers a new toolbox of ideas as well as language, it’s difficult not to stoty it immensely, especially if it’s of the rare literary criticism and religion genre. I have never read them: Mar 11, Rolando added it.
Remember me on this computer. Account Options Sign in. In this book which I have read and really enjoyed Schweizer explains how this sort of god hatred has hatung around for many years, and because of the fear associated with expressing such blasphemous beliefs, was expressed primarily through literature.
I highly recommend this book to anyone, religious or non-religious, willing to explore literature through the pathos of great writers and experience an unfamiliar journey into human relationship with the divine.
Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism by Bernard Schweizer
Schweizer shows that literature is a fertile ground for God haters. Some blame God for their personal tragedies. The “Grammar” of Sacrifice Naphtali S.