By Abed Azzam
Abed Azzam deals a clean interpretation of Nietzsche's engagement with the paintings of Paul the Apostle, reorienting the connection among the 2 thinkers whereas embedding smooth philosophy inside early Christian theology. Paying cautious consciousness to Nietzsche's dialectics, Azzam situates the philosopher's notion in the historical past of Christianity, in particular the Pauline dialectics of legislation and religion, and divulges how atheism is built relating to Christianity.
Countering Heidegger's characterization of Nietzsche as an anti-Platonist, Azzam brings the thinker toward Paul via an intensive rereading of his whole corpus opposed to Christianity. This method builds a compelling new heritage of the West resting on a good judgment of sublimation, from historical Greece and early Judaism to the demise of God. Azzam discovers in Nietzsche's philosophy a high-quality, tangible Pauline constitution and digital, fragile Greek content material, positioning the philosopher as a forerunner of the new "return to Paul" led by way of Badiou, Agamben, Žižek, and Breton. by means of altering the point of interest of recent philosophical inquiry from "Nietzsche and philosophy" to "Nietzsche and Christianity," Azzam initiates a huge problem to the primacy of Plato within the historical past of Western philosophy and slender certainties relating to Nietzsche's dating to Christian thought.