To Be As God

This monumental work is a series of essays on the influential thinkers and ideas in modern times. The author begins with De Sade, who self-consciously broke with any Christian basis for morality and law. Enlightenment thinking began with nature as the only reality, and Christianity was reduced to one option among many. It was then, in turn, attacked as anti-democratic and anti-freedom for its dogmatic assertion of the supernatural. Literary figures such as Shelly, Byron, Whitman, and more are also examined, for the Enlightenment presented both the intellectual and the artist as replacement for the theologian and his church. Ideas, such as "the spirit of the age," truth, reason, Romanticism, persona, and Gnosticism are related to the desire to negate God and Christian ethics. Reading this book will help you understand the need to avoid the syncretistic blending of humanistic philosophy with the Christian faith.

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Chapters

Opening Credits

Foreword

Chapter 1: The Marquis de Sade

Chapter 2: Supernatural vs. Natural Man

Chapter 3: Sadean Man as God

Chapter 4: The War Against Morality and Communication

Chapter 5: William Blake: “Everything that Lives is Holy”

Chapter 6: The Spirit of the Age

Chapter 7: Whatever Is, Is

Chapter 8: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Chapter 9: Lord Byron

Chapter 10: Karl Marx

Chapter 11: Persona

Chapter 12: Walt Whitman, The Artificial Man

Chapter 13: Non-Persons

Chapter 14: Being and Self-Definition

Chapter 15: Truth

Chapter 16: Accidental Man

Chapter 17: “Integration into the Void”

Chapter 18: Power

Chapter 19: Revolution and Death

Chapter 20: Gnosticism

Chapter 21: Friedrich Nietzsche

Chapter 22: Process Theology

Chapter 23: The Artificial Life

Chapter 24: The Dream of Reason

Chapter 25: Exorcism

Chapter 26: The Negation of God

Chapter 27: Ethical Autism and Self-Absorption

Chapter 28: Albert Schweitzer

Chapter 29: Paul Tillich

Closing Credits

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TopicsCulture , Philosophy, Theology, World History

About the author

R. J. Rushdoony

Rev. R.J. Rushdoony (1916–2001), was a leading theologian, church/state expert, and author of numerous works on the application of Biblical law to society. He started the Chalcedon Foundation in 1965. His Institutes of Biblical Law (1973) began the contemporary theonomy movement which posits the validity of Biblical law as God’s standard of obedience for all. He therefore saw God’s law as the basis of the modern Christian response to the cultural decline, one he attributed to the church’s false view of God’s law being opposed to His grace. This broad Christian response he described as “Christian Reconstruction.” He is credited with igniting the modern Christian school and homeschooling movements in the mid to late 20th century. He also traveled extensively lecturing and serving as an expert witness in numerous court cases regarding religious liberty. Many ministry and educational efforts that continue today, took their philosophical and Biblical roots from his lectures and books.

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