Sunday, April 3, 2011

Dallas Willard on Nietzsche v. Jesus Christ

Nietzsche v. Jesus Christ from The Veritas Forum on Vimeo.

The video above features Dallas Willard lecturing at Stanford University in 2002 on objective versus subjective constructs. He is comparing and contrasting the teachings of Jesus Christ to those of Nietzsche. From a description from the video's sponsor, the Veritas Forum:
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life," Jesus said. "God is dead," claimed Nietzsche, thousands of years later. How can we make sense of these two prominent figures in intellectual history? Which really represents the path to the truth? Join Dr. Dallas Willard and explore two of history's most influential people in the world of ideas.
Willard is a Christian scholar and philosphy professor, per Wikipedia.

In one of my classes we're reviewing postmodernism, a set of ideas that's prompted scholars to reevaluate society's grand narratives and to question whether there is any one ojbective, eternal truth. When I came across this Nietsche v. Jesus Christ video, I thought it related to my studies, decided to listen and then decided to share with you.

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