Thomas Altizer, 91, Proponent of “God Is Dead” Theology, Dies

The New York Times’s Katharine Q. Seelye reports, “Thomas J. J. Altizer, one of a handful of radical theologians in the 1960s who espoused that ‘God is dead,’ died on Wednesday in Stroudsburg, Pa. He was 91.” In 1966, Altizer, a religion professor and self-described Christian atheist, appeared in a controversial Time magazine cover story on the tenuous relationship between science and religion. Seelye writes, “He had inflamed evangelicals, and his lasting effect may be that he helped give rise to the religious right.”

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