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Gabriel Vahanian, Professor, Dies at 85; Was Linked to ‘Death of God’ Movement

posted on September 11, 2012

The New York Times’ Paul Vitello reports on the death of Gabriel Vahanian who was one of the leaders of the “Death of God” movement. Mr. Vahanian’s religious thinking was often misunderstood as a Nietzsche-like announcement of God’s death. However, Mr. Vahanian was a churchgoing Presbyterian throughout his life. He believed that “[i]t is easier to understand oneself without God than with God … The existence of God, no longer questioned, has become useless to man’s predicament and its resolution.” 

Read at The New York Times