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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was perhaps best known for pronouncing that “God is dead! God remains dead! And we have killed him!” (Nietzsche, The Gay Science 388). Thinkers of the death of God theology of the American 1960s such as Thomas Altizer insisted that “we must recognize that the death of God is a historical event: God has died in our time, in our history, in our existence” (Christian Atheism 61). Although these two conceptions of the death of God differed, they had several aspects in common: they faced opposition, they thought religion was a product of human necessity, they acknowledged the importance of coexisting opposites, they expressed a certain humanism and interest in individuality, they saw God and religion as products partially of human influence, and they saw that Christianity diminished to a nominalistic existence. Friedrich Nietzsche and the death of God theology thinkers recognized the death of God as the logical result of the secularization of their societies and the change in their culture’s ideas, and so they insisted on a parallel secularization of Christ…