On my way to blogging through a crisis of faith in the traditional Christian God, I listened to the advice of a friend and took a look at the “Death of God” theology of Hamilton and Altizer. Three quotes from the back of the book Radical Theology and the Death of God:
“The aim of the new theology is not simply to seek relevance or contemporaneity for its own sake but to strive for a whole new way of theological understanding. This it is a theological venture in the strict sense, but it is no less a pastoral response hoping to give support to those who have chosen to live as Christian atheists.”
-William Hamilton and Thomas J.J. Altizer
“My Protestant has no God, has no faith in God, and affirms both the death of God and the death of all the forms of theism. Even so, he is not primarily a man of negation, for if there is a movement away from God and religion, there is the more important movement into, for, toward the world, worldly life, and the neighbor as the bearer of the worldly Jesus.”
“A theology that chooses to meet our time, a theology that accepts the destiny of history, must first assess the theological significance of the death of God. We must realize that the death of God is an historical event, that God has died in our cosmos, in our history, in our Existenz.”
-Thomas J.J. Altizer
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