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John H. Gillespie

has been fascinating to discover the number of references to ‘la Mort de Dieu’ [the Death of God] 2 in various documents during a key period of his intellectual development (1943–1952). In this article we examine the significance of these references

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John H. Gillespie

These two articles examine whether Sartre's final interviews, recorded in L'Espoir maintenant (Hope Now) indicate a final turn to God and religious belief through an overview of his engagement with the idea of God throughout his career. Part 1, published in Sartre Studies International 19, no. 1, examined Sartre's early atheism, but noted the pervasive nature of secularised Christian metaphors and concepts in his religion of letters and also the centrality of mankind's desire to be God in L'Etre et le néant (Being and Nothingness). Sartre's theoretical writings sought to refute the idea of God, but in doing so, made God paradoxically both absent and present. Part 2 considers Sartre's anti-theism and its implications for his involvement with the idea of God before examining in detail his final encounter with theism as outlined in L'Espoir maintenant, arguing that it is part of Sartre's long-term engagement with the divine, but refuting the idea that he became a theist at the end of his life.

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Edited by Ârash Aminian Tabrizi, Kate Kirkpatrick, and Marieke Mueller

but underexplored atheism. Gillespie argues that Sartre’s use of the imagery and language of ‘the death of God’ shows that Sartre, although atheist, continued to be ‘haunted’ by God. Chabot likewise problematises Sartre’s atheism, arguing that some of

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Anthony Egan

with another 1960s theology, thedeath of God’. In fact the sole theological text cited in EOTN is such a work, Paul van Buren’s The Secular Meaning of the Gospel (1968). This book, drawing on Anglo-American linguistic philosophy and historical

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Alexis Chabot

Translator : Ârash Aminian Tabrizi

is actually ‘une enterprise cruelle et de longue haleine’: a fragile and never-concluded enterprise. There is, indeed, a long path of possibility between the death of God and atheism; and it is precisely the tension of having to live with this

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John H. Gillespie, Marcos Norris, and Nik Farrell Fox

about Kirkpatrick’s thesis is that Sartre appears to secularize this theological content to fit his atheistic worldview. Kirkpatrick describes Sartre as ‘duplicit[ous]’ for advancing sublimated theological ideas while simultaneously professing the death

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God's Voice in a Secular Society

A Christian Perspective

Trevor Wedman

rather the highest expression thereof. The Death of God in the Value-less Society The second aspect of secularism, that which would seek to forsake all truth value and meaning, is much more pernicious. The real danger lies not in having to resolve the

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David Schweikart

terrorism” of Marxism. But what, specifically, was so wrong with The Rebel ? The book purports to explicate the tragic consequences of rebellion turning to revolution. With thedeath of God,” the history of which he analyzes in detail, the universal

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Bülent Diken

constitutes the social context of Winter Sleep , takes place against the background of this auto-immunity. The globalization of religion can be understood in terms of a “strange alliance of Christianity, as the experience of the death of God, and