Faithful to the Earth, winner of the Bross Prize for Christian Scholarship that is awarded only once every 10 years, goes way beyond contrasting the theist with the atheist. J. Thomas Howe argues that Alfred North Whitehead's understanding of God lays the foundation for a religious life strikingly similar to that described in Friedrich Nietzsche's tragic, but affirmative, philosophy.
J. Thomas Howe is adjunct assistant professor of theology at Georgetown University. He serves on the Board of Distinguished Visitors: Council of Protestant Studies at the School of Religion at Claremont Graduate University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Death of God and the Problem of Nihilism Chapter 3 The Rise and Development of the Christian Moral Interpretation, Part One: Socratic Platonism Chapter 4 The Rise and Development of the Christian Moral Interpretation, Part Two: Christianity and Kantian Philosophy Chapter 5 Nietzsche and the Life of Affirmation Chapter 6 Whitehead's Criticism of the Classical Christian Doctrine of God Chapter 7 The Life and Sense of The World Chapter 8 Whitehead's View of God and the Religious Life Chapter 9 Conclusion