Nietzsche Versus Paul

2015.07.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Abed Azzam, Nietzsche Versus Paul, Columbia University Press, 2015, 209pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231169318. Reviewed by
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2015.07.43 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Abed Azzam, Nietzsche Versus Paul, Columbia University Press, 2015, 209pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231169318. Reviewed by Matthew Meyer, The University of Scranton This is a dense book. Abed Azzam's main contention seems to be that Nietzsche's thought is structured just as much (if not more) as a response to Pauline Christianity as it is to Plato and Platonic philosophy. So Heidegger and Deleuze, readers who place Nietzsche in conversation primarily with Plato and the philosophical tradition, have missed something about what Azzam calls the "essential-Nietzsche." To make his case, Azzam provides an account of what he calls a "Nietzschean history of Christianity" in the book's six chapters, beginning with Dionysian tragedy and concluding with an account of Modernity. Although the book draws attention to an important aspect of Nietzsche's work that is often overlooked and gets some of the. . .

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