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An Atheism for Theologians

“The result of the death of God was the divinization of Man. But having witnessed the atrocities committed in the name of such anthropocentrism, midcentury theorists sought to displace humanism.”

“Antihumanism, in a strange sense, was out to protect humanity. But the effect was to downplay or even diminish the role and agency of ‘the subject,’ emphasizing the impersonal systems, forces, and structures that conditioned human behavior. Thus, structuralism can be seen as ‘the single most influential inheritor of this early antihumanism,’ later influencing a more naturalistic understanding of the human species and pressing a certain ‘biologization’ of human action as understood in the social sciences.”


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