The Antichrist

(Der Antichrist)

Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,951 / 113 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38.5
LoC Category: BL
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 26,678
Added to site: 2006.09.19
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Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, "Ecce Homo," "The Antichrist" is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form. Translated from the German by H.L. Mencken.

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to one of them publicly was already sufficient to set him off as one in imminent need of psychiatrical attention. Belief in them had become a mark of inferiority, like the allied belief in madstones, magic and apparitions.

But though the theology of Christianity had thus sunk to the lowly estate of a mere delusion of the rabble, propagated on that level by the ancient caste of sacerdotal parasites, the ethics of Christianity continued to enjoy the utmost acceptance, and perhaps even more acceptance than ever before. It seemed to be generally felt, in fact, that they simply must be saved from the wreck--that the world would vanish into chaos if they went the way of the revelations supporting them. In this fear a great many judicious men joined, and so there arose what was, in essence, an absolutely new Christian cult--a cult, to wit, purged of all the supernaturalism superimposed upon the older cult by generations of theologians, and harking back to what was conceived to be the pure ethical doc

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2007.12.25
fallen_valar
*****

Nietzsche was a true philosopher, having the audacity to talk about obvious, when everyone else turn the blind eye. Much more christian community has to be resented for, than it resenting anything. History was written by the hand of christian resentment of anything that was right and good!

2007.02.14
Suneel
****.

Even though the book had been banned for numerous reasons and resented by the Christian Community, this is really a thought provoking one.


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