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Thomas J. J. Altizer

(American, 1927–)
  • J. Leavitt Pearl
  • Christopher D. Rodkey
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Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)

Abstract

Thomas J.J. Altizer is one of the most important theologians of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and all radical theology must pass through and be conversant with his work and the historical significance of his earlier contributions. This chapter presents Altizer’s essential ideas in a straightforward and accessible manner and provides a guide for the beginning reader.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Leavitt Pearl
    • 1
  • Christopher D. Rodkey
    • 2
  1. 1.Duquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.St. Paul’s United Church of ChristDallastownUSA

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