Nietzsche, Saint Paul and the Will of Life

  • Agata Tymczyszyn


According to Nietzsche, the deception of Christianity can be revealed through the subtle political framework, extending beyond any metaphysical or ethical grounding, to uncover the hidden realm of theological thought. The letters of Paul on the other hand, deliver us (avant la lettre) a reversed and hidden leverage to reevaluate the criticism of Nietzsche. Tymczyszyn insists that Saint Paul is not a metaphysical but a profoundly political thinker whose considerations about life transcending life, central to his doctrine, do not aim to depict any external, superior, metaphysical domain. In his endeavors, Paul aims to liberate and fully convert the political subject through the revelation of life. Paul insists that the power to surpass death, death considered as an ultimate measure of political control, transforms individual and helps one to discard the status of the political hostage.


The Epistles of Paul have been quoted from the NRSV Bible

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  • Agata Tymczyszyn
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  1. 1.Jagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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