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Definition of God is dead

God is dead Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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See God-is-dead thought
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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) in Die Fr÷hliche Wissenschaft. 'God is dead: but considering the state the species Man is in, there will perhaps be caves, for ages yet, in which his shadow will be shown.'
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"God is dead" (; also known as the death of God) is a widely quoted statement by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, though the phrase appears several times in the works of G. W. F. Hegel. It first appears in 1882 in The Gay Science (German: Die fröhliche Wissenschaft), in sections 108 (New Struggles), 125 (The Madman), and for a third time in section 343 (The Meaning of our Cheerfulness). It is also found in Nietzsche's 1883 work Thus Spoke Zarathustra (German: Also sprach Zarathustra), which is most responsible for popularizing the phrase. The idea is stated in "The Madman" as follows:


Death of God theological movement
This phrase was first put forward by Nietzsche and he put the words into the mouth of a character in a play.

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