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absurdity of Christianity, and other essays.

Archibald Allan Bowman

absurdity of Christianity, and other essays.

by Archibald Allan Bowman

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Published by Liberal Arts Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThe Library of liberal arts, no. 56
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR100 B58 1958
    The Physical Object
    Pagination62p.
    Number of Pages62
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14064532M

    The world thrives off human existence as well as individuality. This life can be absurd at times, but containing the absurdity and making life realistic is the ultimate goal. For Existentialists this world is absurd or at least they try to make it absurd. Franz Kafka is one Existentialist who makes life absurd in many books. Absurdism as a belief system was born of the European existentialist movement that ensued, specifically when Camus rejected certain aspects of that philosophical line of thought and published his essay The Myth of Sisyphus.

    How do the absurdities of Utopia play into Erasmus's notion of Christian Folly? Identify the moments of absurdity in Utopia and analyze them separately and in contrast. Unlike Plato's Republic,Utopia is not presented to the reader as a blueprint for an ideal state. It is . It was a type of prophecy: Other Christian writers have concluded that the Mysteries were a type of pre-echo of Jesus' life -- "somewhat like premonitions or prophecies." 3 Christianity accepted Pagan mythology as literal truth of real events: Authors Freke & Gandy have concluded that the original, main Christian movement was Gnostic Christianity.

    In other words, by surrendering one's problems to an outside force (God), one is sacrificing the freedom to find personal solutions. One is also, in a sense, "passing the buck" to God instead of carrying through with personal engagement — and this form of random obedience, for Sartre, is the ultimate in "bad faith.". Albert Camus, the accomplished author of many amazing books knew about this idea and understood the meaning, which in turn influenced many of his great novels. One of his excellent novels, “The Plague,” exhibits the ideas of absurdity in many aspects.


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