Date of Award
Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
James 1:17; Isaiah 49:13;
This particular study seeks to answer the question: Did Camus succeed in going beyond nihilism in developing a positive, workable, and moral philosophy of life in line with the facts of man's experience in the 20th century? The answer to the question will be developed in the following steps: (1) The definition of Camus' goal; (2) A description of his means to that goal; (3) Camus’ analysis of man’s predicament; (4) His rejection of Christianity; (5) His rejection of other modern solutions; (6) The redeeming quality of nature; (7) His description of the ideal man of our century; (8) Social and political implications of his philosophy; (9) An evaluation of his work; (10) A Christian attempt to go beyond nihilism in the light of the same.20th century experience. This answer will be more suggestive than complete, but this will be in keeping with Camus' goal and the complexities of our life. This cannot be a mere academic discussion; for the writer shares with Camus a deep Concern about the problems of our time and the same passionate desire to understand how men ought to behave after honest examination of the facts. Beyond this study, it is hoped that the appended chronology and bibliography will lead the reader into his own dialogue with one of the most stimulating artists of our time.
Erickson, Dale, "The Means to Proceed Beyond Nihilism" (1966). Bachelor of Divinity. 804.
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