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Nietzsche Versus Paul

Abed Azzam


This book offers an interpretation of Nietzsche’s engagement with the work of Paul the Apostle, reorienting the relationship between the two thinkers while embedding modern philosophy within early Christian theology. Paying careful attention to Nietzsche’s dialectics, the text situates the philosopher’s thought within the history of Christianity, specifically the Pauline dialectics of law and faith, and reveals how atheism is constructed in relation to Christianity. Countering Heidegger’s characterization of Nietzsche as an anti-Platonist, the book brings the philosopher closer to Paul through ... More

Keywords: Nietzsche, Paul the Apostle, early Christian theology, Nietzsche’s dialectics, Pauline dialectics, logic of sublimation, Christian thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169318
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169318.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abed Azzam, author
Institute for Critical Inquiry