Research Proposal “God Is Dead”

Research Proposal: “God IsDead”

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‘God is dead’ has become one of the contentious issues inreligion and theology. One of the questions that have become adifficult one in today society is the Question to Christian believersto prove the existence of God. The basis of “God is dead”theology will continue to entail versions of the bible as a myth1.The understanding of Nietzsche’s statement of ‘God is dead’rotates between the confusion and an almost enlightened view of whatthis means. The existence of god has been argued, leading to the ideaof God is dead’. With reference to the chosen topic, therehas been a gap in the area, and due to this gap, the necessity forthis research will be conducted to prove either/or ‘God isdead2.

The inclusion of the bible as a myth as well as reality, there hasbeen a divided view of this case, and incase the differing viewsthrough the continued exposure to this myth, together with the growthof scientific knowledge sees the belief continue to waiver. This inturn is the rationale, as well as the drive behind the Bible mythstrategy3.With this division between myth and reality, the topic choice remainsa researchable one.

Thesis statement: with the current age of science, the bibleis becoming unbelievable for many, while this isn’t new the mythconcept gives the skeptic a way to reconcile their heart with thehead, this will look to address the topic God is dead, showing theBible isn’t a myth.

The need for the study

Based on the problem, the research will seek to investigate whetherthe argument “god is dead’ stands. With the increasing divisionbetween the reality and myth, the research will seek to address thegap in the topic, and the argument between ‘God Is Dead’, and‘God Isn’t Dead’4.

Procedure of the study

The research will entail the use of systematic review approach. Thissis due to the fact that, it is impossible to conduct interviews forrelevant data, and in turn the paper will use the literature basedapproach in an attempt to identify, and synthesize research evidenceof high quality, that is relevant to the question. There will be nodata analysis as there are no participants. The research will takethe approach of the literature review using the secondary sources forinformation on the topic and drawing the conclusion from theidentified sources (literature)5.

With reference to the literature that will be focused entails keyplayers such as: Bonhoeffer, Boltzmann &amp Nietzsche6.This is due to the fact, if any person was to research on the topic,these authors would be an easy spot. During the late 19thcentury Nietzsche came up with the book titled “God is dead”and in turn a good source of literature that will be used for myresearch7.In addition, other individual ‘theologists’ who messages will beimportant in writing up the research paper include: Gabriel Vahanian,Paul Van Buren, William Hamilton, and Thomas J.J. Altizer89.Finally, the research paper will have the conclusion part, drawingfrom the sources used, as well as from the information provided bythe different authors10.

  1. Thesis Statement

  2. Body

      1. Key Players: The Problem

      2. Bible is Myth: The Dilemma

      3. Bible is Historically Reliable: The Facts

  3. Conclusion

  4. Bibliography

Bibliography

&quotThe &quotGod Is Dead&quotMovement.&quot&nbspTime&nbsp86,No. 17 (October 22, 1965): 79.&nbspAcademicSearch Premier,Ebscohost&nbsp(AccessedOctober 24, 2015).

Brague, Rémi. &quotAre There AsMany Gods As Religions?&quot&nbspModernAge&nbsp57,No. 3 (Summer2015 2015): 78-84.&nbspAcademicSearch Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(AccessedOctober 24, 2015).

Deleuze, Gilles, Hugh Tomlinson,and Friedrich Nietzsche. 2006.&nbspNietzscheand philosophy. London:Continuum.

Depoortere, Frederiek. &quotGod Himself Is Dead&quot: Luther,Hegel, and the Death of God.&quot&nbspPhilosophy &ampTheology&nbsp19, No. 1/2 (January 2007): 171-195.&nbspAcademicSearch Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(Accessed October 24, 2015).

Gall, Robert. &quotFaith in Doubt in the End.&quot&nbspInternationalJournal For Philosophy Of Religion&nbsp73, No. 1 (February2013): 29-38.Academic Search Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(AccessedOctober 24, 2015).

Glover, Adam. &quotPoetics ofImpossible Mourning: The Death of God in Carlos Velazco.&quot&nbspLiterature&amp Theology&nbsp28,No. 1 (March 2014): 77-91.&nbspAcademicSearch Premier,Ebscohost&nbsp(AccessedOctober 24, 2015).

Hindley, Meredith. &quotNietzscheIs Dead.&quot&nbspHumanities&nbsp33,No. 4 (July 2012): 22-50.&nbspAcademicSearch Premier,Ebscohost (Accessed October 24, 2015).

Parkes, Graham. &quotNietzsche onRock and Stone: The Dead World, Dance and Flight.&quot&nbspInternationalJournal of Philosophical Studies21, No. 1(February 2013): 20-40.&nbspAcademicSearch Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(AccessedOctober 24, 2015).

Pippin, Robert B. &quotNietzsche and the Melancholy ofModernity.&quot&nbspSocial Research&nbsp66, No. 2 (Summer991999): 495-520.&nbspBusiness Source Complete, Ebscohost&nbsp(AccessedOctober 24, 2015).

Shermer, Michael. &quotIs GodDead?.&quot&nbspSkeptic&nbsp6,No. 3 (June 1998): 80.&nbspAcademicSearch Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(AccessedOctober 24, 2015).

1 &quotThe &quotGod Is Dead&quot Movement.&quot&nbspTime&nbsp86, No. 17 (October 22, 1965): 79.&nbspAcademic Search Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(Accessed October 24, 2015).

2 Brague, Rémi. &quotAre There As Many Gods As Religions?&quot&nbspModern Age&nbsp57, No. 3 (Summer2015 2015): 78-84.&nbspAcademic Search Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(Accessed October 24, 2015).

3 Pippin, Robert B. &quotNietzsche and the Melancholy of Modernity.&quot&nbspSocial Research&nbsp66, No. 2 (Summer99 1999): 495-520.&nbspBusiness Source Complete, Ebscohost&nbsp(Accessed October 24, 2015).

4 Parkes, Graham. &quotNietzsche on Rock and Stone: The Dead World, Dance and Flight.&quot&nbspInternational Journal of Philosophical Studies21, No. 1 (February 2013): 20-40.&nbspAcademic Search Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(Accessed October 24, 2015).

5 Hindley, Meredith. &quotNietzsche Is Dead.&quot&nbspHumanities&nbsp33, No. 4 (July 2012): 22-50.&nbspAcademic Search Premier, Ebscohost (Accessed October 24, 2015).

6 Deleuze, Gilles, Hugh Tomlinson, and Friedrich Nietzsche. 2006.&nbspNietzsche and philosophy. London: Continuum.

7 Depoortere, Frederiek. &quotGod Himself Is Dead&quot: Luther, Hegel, and the Death of God.&quot&nbspPhilosophy &amp Theology&nbsp19, No. 1/2 (January 2007): 171-195.&nbspAcademic Search Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(Accessed October 24, 2015).

8 Glover, Adam. &quotPoetics of Impossible Mourning: The Death of God in Carlos Velazco.&quot&nbspLiterature &amp Theology&nbsp28, No. 1 (March 2014): 77-91.&nbspAcademic Search Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(Accessed October 24, 2015).

9 Shermer, Michael. &quotIs God Dead?.&quot&nbspSkeptic&nbsp6, No. 3 (June 1998): 80.&nbspAcademic Search Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(Accessed October 24, 2015).

10 Gall, Robert. &quotFaith in Doubt in the End.&quot&nbspInternational Journal For Philosophy Of Religion&nbsp73, No. 1 (February 2013): 29-38.Academic Search Premier, Ebscohost&nbsp(Accessed October 24, 2015).